New operations chief for Lufthansa Cargo

By Rebecca Jeffrey

Dietmar Focke is currently vice president of engine services at Lufthansa Technik. Copyright: Lufthansa Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo has appointed a new chief operations and human resources officer.

Dietmar Focke, currently vice president of engine services at Lufthansa Technik, will join the executive board of Lufthansa Cargo on March 1, 2022, with responsibility for operations and human resources.

Focke succeeds Harald Gloy, who is leaving the company of his own accord.

In his new role, Focke will be labour director and will also assume responsibility for handling at the Frankfurt and Munich hubs, as well as global handling management, flight operations, and security and procurement.

Dr. Michael Niggemann, member of the executive board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG and chairman of the supervisory board of Lufthansa Cargo, said Focke has extensive experience in logistics and managing large operations.

“He will bring his extensive experience in logistics and the management of large operational areas and will also continue to lead operations and human resources toward the future and strengthen Lufthansa Cargo’s role in a fiercely competitive environment.”

Focke has been responsible for commercials engine services at Lufthansa Technik since the beginning of 2019. The engineering graduate started his career as a product engineer at Lufthansa Technik in 2001.

After holding positions in the areas of strategy & business development and airframe related components in Hamburg, he moved to Ameco in China for five years from 2010 to 2014. There he was responsible for aircraft overhaul, in addition to other duties.

Focke was then CEO of Lufthansa Technik’s Base Maintenance facility in Budapest/Hungary, until 2019.

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Rebecca Jeffrey

Rebecca Jeffrey
New to aviation journalism, I joined Air Cargo News in late 2021 as deputy editor. I previously worked for Mercator Media’s six maritime sector magazines as a reporter, heading up news for Port Strategy. Prior to this, I was editor for Recruitment International (now TALiNT International). Contact me on: [email protected]