New chief executive for Jettainer

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Lufthansa Cargo-owned ULD management company Jettainer has appointed Jan-Wilhelm Breithaupt as chief executive, effective from June 1.

Breithaupt holds a doctorate in production logistics and has been driving industry-wide digital transformation projects and process improvement initiatives for more than 20 years.

He has held various positions within the Lufthansa Group and was most recently responsible for global customer service and handling management at Lufthansa Cargo.

In this role, he pioneered various digital services for handling, including the electronic Air Waybill (AWB).

Together with IATA and the German Federal Ministry of Transport’s Digital Test Field Air Cargo, he drove forward the ONE Record initiative, which aims to create a standardised data model to seamlessly integrate all elements of the supply chain and thus improve collaboration within the industry.

Breithaupt succeeds Thomas Sonntag, who has overseen Jettainer’s international growth since 2019 and is leaving the Lufthansa Group at his own request, effective July 1.

“Jettainer will be well-positioned for success under Dr Breithaupt’s leadership. I am very pleased to hand over to an industry leader with deep expertise in ULD management from the customer’s perspective. His professional focus on digitalization and customer service will ensure Jettainer continues its path of sustainable growth,” said Sonntag.

Breithaupt added: “I appreciate Thomas Sonntag’s dedication and success in growing Jettainer during challenging times for the aviation industry. I wish him the very best in his future endeavours.

“I am honoured to take on this role and look forward to leading Jettainer into its next phase of innovation and excellence. Together with a great global team and international partners, we will continue to drive forward digital transformation and enhance our services for our global customers.”

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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]