LUG realigns management

Wolfgang Voigt to head new department of strategic product development. Axel van Hees promoted to manager operations of the Frankfurt station.

Axel van Hees LUG Patrik Tschirch Wolfgang Voigt

Axel van Hees, manager operations and manager aviation security


Wolfgang Voigt, manager strategic product development, LUG aircargo handling GmbH


LUG aircargo handling GmbH has realigned her management team to strengthen her competitiveness and her responsiveness to the ever growing, new challenges in the air cargo business. Wolfgang Voigt, currently operations manager, takes over the newly created department of strategic product development. LUG thus prepares the way for a dynamic, future-oriented expansion of her service portfolio. “Our aim is to strengthen our innovation power so that we can maintain our position of excellence and pioneer in air cargo handling. We want to grow again and offer our customers an even more comprehensive service portfolio. We are currently contemplating to expand our activities by accepting more daily routines from airlines such as reservation services and weight & balance calculations. The potential is there,” says Patrik Tschirch, managing director & CEO, LUG aircargo handling GmbH.


Axel van Hees takes over the baton from Wolfgang Voigt as operations manager in Frankfurt but will remain head of aviation security. Wolfgang Voigt and Axel van Hees will both report directly to MD and CEO Patrik Tschirch. Nina Strippel remains manager sales, customer services and quality.


“I would like to thank Wolfgang Voigt sincerely for his great services in his previous position as manager operations. I look forward to laying the foundations with him for a genuine leap into a visionary future,“ says Patrik Tschirch. “Axel van Hees has been with LUG for many years and has accumulated considerable knowledge about our operational processes in this time. I am confident that this will be a smooth switch.  We will not only maintain our punch but perform even more cost-effectively and powerfully in future,” adds Patrik Tschirch.