Henning Dieter has been appointed Head of Swissport Cargo Services Germany and Austria and will assume the position on September 1, 2020. He takes over from Dirk Schmitt, who left the company after almost five years at the helm of Swissport Cargo in Germany and Austria.
Dieter will oversee the strategic and operational management of Swissport’s 13 cargo warehouses in the two countries, the largest of which are in Frankfurt, Munich and Stuttgart. Initially, his focus will be on steering the organisation through the coronavirus related business recovery. Dieter will also be responsible for the completion of the new Swissport warehouse at Frankfurt Airport, scheduled to go into operation in November. He will report to Willy Ruf, Senior Vice President Central and Eastern Europe.
Dieter has rich experience in the logistics and aviation industry. He has successfully worked in several geographic markets, including Germany, Thailand and the United States. In his most recent role as the General Manager for Airfreight in Germany with Yusen Logistics, he was responsible for the financial and operational management of his division. Prior to joining Yusen Logistics, Dieter was with DHL as branch Manager Air Freight and with Aviapartner as Managing Director. Besides, during his 19 years with Lufthansa Cargo, he held several executive roles.