Lufthansa Technik appoints Harald Gloy as COO

Lufthansa Technik has appointed Harald Gloy as chief operating officer and as a member of its executive board for five years, effective 1 July.

He will be responsible for Operations and Logistics, as well as having responsibility as accountable manager in accordance with EASA Part 145. He will also be the contact person for aviation authorities with regard to Lufthansa Technik’s maintenance operations.

Gloy succeeds Soeren Stark in this position, who at the same time will become the new chairman of the executive board of Lufthansa Technik.

As chief human resources officer and labor director, Harald Gloy will also take over the executive board department Human Resources, which is currently headed by executive board chairman Dr. Johannes Bussmann, who is leaving the company at his own request at the end of June 2022.

“It is very good news for Lufthansa Technik that we have been able to win Harald Gloy for this task,” said Lufthansa Technik’s chairman of the supervisory board and member of the executive board of Deutsche Lufthansa Dr. Detlef Kayser. “He has already successfully demonstrated his great expertise and competence in various responsible positions at both Lufthansa Technik and Lufthansa Cargo. This makes him the ideal person to fill this important position.”

Gloy, who is currently on statutory parental leave, was chief operations officer at Lufthansa Cargo from January 2019, and in March 2021 he took on the additional role of chief human resources officer and labor director there.

He started his professional career in the Lufthansa Group in 1999 at Lufthansa Technik Logistik in materials management, where he quickly assumed operational management responsibilities. In 2003 he joined Lufthansa Technik in Corporate Development and Strategy, and in 2006 took over as head of the Aircraft Overhaul and Modification production unit in Hamburg. After holding various management positions as head of Component Maintenance Services and head of Engine Services he was heading Lufthansa Technik’s entire component business from 2014 before being appointed to the executive board of Lufthansa Cargo in Frankfurt.

In addition to his duties in the companies of the Lufthansa Group, Harald Gloy has also been involved as a member of the executive board of the Aviation Cluster Hamburg Aviation and the Air Cargo Community Frankfurt, as a member of the supervisory board of the ZAL Center of Applied Aeronautical Research, and as a member of the Innovation Commission at the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport.

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