Henning Dieter has been appointed head of Swissport Cargo Services Germany and Austria and will assume his position on September 1. He succeeds Dirk Schmitt, who left the company in 2019 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. The completion of the new Swissport warehouse at Frankfurt airport, scheduled to go into operation in November 2020, will be another major event. Dieter will report to Willy Ruf, senior vice president Central and Eastern Europe.
“We are pleased to welcome Henning Dieter as the new head of Swissport Cargo Services Germany and Austria,” says Willy Ruf, senior vice president Central and Eastern Europe of Swissport International. “He can build on many years of relevant professional experience in cargo supply chain management and in the aviation industry in general. While his biggest challenge will initially be to safely steer our business through the recovery phase of the current market crisis, we hope to soon turn our focus on further optimizing the airfreight supply chain.”
Dieter is an experienced senior executive in the logistics and aviation industry. He has successfully worked in several geographic markets, including Germany, Thailand and the US. In his most recent role as the general manager airfreight Germany with Yusen Logistics, a leading provider of contract logistics and international freight forwarding, he was responsible for the financial and operational management of his division.