Thomas Rueckert has become head of aircraft overhaul services at Lufthansa Technik. The 45-year-old industrial engineer has replaced Soeren Stark, who has been appointed to the Executive Board of Lufthansa Cargo as COO. In his new function Rueckert will lead the international overhaul network of Lufthansa Technik with eight sites in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Thomas Rueckert was latterly vice president of the overhaul services production network, based in Hamburg. Since joining Aircraft Maintenance at Lufthansa Technik AG in Frankfurt in 1997, Rueckert has had various roles, including as Vice President Aircraft Maintenance at Lufthansa Technik Philippines and CEO at Shannon Aerospace. From 1990 to 1998, he studied industrial engineering in Darmstadt and managed his family’s own company on a temporary basis.