Holger Beck, responsible for Maintenance Transformation at Eurowings, will take over the management of Eurowings Technik on 1 July 2020. He succeeds Alexander Heilmann, who is retiring from the Executive Board and is going into part-time retirement at the end of September after 28 years of service for the Lufthansa Group. Until then, Alexander Heilmann will continue in the role of Accountable Manager 145 and Process Owner Quality within Lufthansa Group's Technical Fleet Management. These functions will be handed over on 1 October.
"In Holger Beck we have found an experienced manager who will take over responsibility for Eurowings Technik from Alexander Heilmann virtually seamlessly," says Michael Knitter, COO Eurowings. As Head of Maintenance Transformation, Holger Beck has worked closely with Alexander Heilmann in recent months - the best prerequisites for a smooth shift change in EWT's management. "As the first Managing Director, Alex Heilmann not only played a decisive role in the founding of Eurowings Technik and left a lasting mark on it, but also represented Eurowings and its interests in the Technical Fleet Management (TFM) of the Lufthansa Group and Lufthansa Technik," says Michael Knitter. The further development of EWT and its competitiveness will now be the task of Holger Beck and the EWT team.
About Holger Beck
Holger Beck, who assumed responsibility for Maintenance Transformation at Eurowings in November 2019, has many years of experience in the Lufthansa Group and a profound technical background. Having started out as an aircraft electronics engineer at Lufthansa Technik in 1989, the 53-year-old has held numerous management positions in Germany and abroad in the course of his professional career - for example as Commercial Director at Lufthansa Technical Training or as Head of Business Development, Sales & Customer Services at Lufthansa Technik Maintenance International. Most recently he was Senior Director Aircraft Line Maintenance, responsible for Lufthansa Technik's technical maintenance operations in Munich. Holger is married and has one daughter.
About Alexander Heilmann
Alexander Heilmann joined Eurowings in February 2016 as Head of Maintenance. In June he also took over the management of Germanwings Technik in personal union, before being appointed Managing Director of Eurowings Technik GmbH in 2017. At the beginning of 2020, the graduate engineer also took over the task of Process Owner Quality within the Technical Fleet Management of the Lufthansa Group. Before joining Eurowings, Alexander Heilmann, whose career in the Lufthansa Group began in 1992, held various management positions in the Group. For example, Alexander Heilmann was Managing Director of Lufthansa Technik Maintenance International (LTMI), and from 2014 to 2016 he headed aircraft maintenance for the Munich hub and direct services. Alexander Heilmann began his professional career as a design engineer at Dornier Luftfahrt GmbH.