Lufthansa Cargo’s Director of Communications, Michael Goentgens, has decided on a career change and will move from the airline to the German car manufacturer Opel as of October 2016.
Michael, who started his career with Lufthansa as a student way back in 2001 has decided to take up a new challenge and move from reporting on planes to cars.
He will take up the position of Group Manager Company Communication for the Adam Opel AG as of 1. October and will be based at the company headquarters in Ruesselsheim which is a stones throw away from his present working place at Frankfurt Airport.
He will report directly to Harald Hamprecht, Opel’s General Director Internal and Corporate Communications.
Fifteen years at Lufthansa
Michael Goentgens (35) has spent the past fifteen years with Germany’s national carrier.
After starting his apprenticeship there in 2001 and then moving into other internal positions, he changed over into Lufthansa Cargo’s press department in 2010.
It was in 2014 that he succeeded Mathias Eberle as Director Communications for Cargo.
It has been a busy couple of years for Michael since he took up the head of communications role at LH Cargo.
Restructuring plans, pilot strikes, new LH Cargo systems and marketing strategies - these, and many more were all issues that Mr Goentgens had to present to Lufthansa’s Cargo clients and the press.
The carrier’s cargo press and communications department has managed during the past few years to establish a reliable and practical information flow with its customers and the media.
This, we feel, is also largely attributable to the input and openness shown by Michael Goentgens in his role as head of cargo communications with the carrier.
We sincerely hope that this trend will continue with his successor.
We at CargoForwarder Global wish Michael all the best of good luck in his new role at Opel and look forward to his feedback on the difference of reporting on cars instead of planes.
John Mc Donagh / Heiner Siegmund