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ZIM Flugsitz announces new leadership team, focuses its organization on customers, innovation and busines model transformation

Markdorf, February 16th, 2021

ZIM Flugsitz announces today a series of appointments to form a new Management Team that will join Heiko Fricke, the CEO of ZIM Flugsitz, in the definition and implementation of the company’s strategy and management of its operations. The new Management Team will notably reflect the strategic importance of the company’s interaction with its customers and its transformation ambition while reinforcing the role of innovations and customer specific premium seating solutions, leveraging its global customer base.

Effective as of February 2021, ZIM Flugsitz’s management team will be composed of the following three members:

Heiko Fricke, Chief Executive Officer
Stephan Leibold, Chief Financial Officer
Dirk Mahlmann, Chief Operating Officer

“The breadth of experience, the leadership qualities and values of this renewed Management Team give me a high degree of confidence in our ability to lead ZIM Flugsitz through the current challenges in the aviation industry and to take the next step of our strategic journey” says Raffael Rogg, Operating Partner at Aurelius, who guided the company just recently through insolvency under self-administration together with Heiko Fricke. “Our business environment continues to be challenging, and the speed at which we must make decisions and take actions is extremely high. It is very important for ZIM Flugsitz to have a strong, energetic and integrated management team in place, and I believe this team is well prepared to build on our strong foundation of flexibility and customer orientation to strengthen our business operations going forward,” he continued.

“The current market conditions allow us to fully focus on improving our operating model as well as on adapting our product line-up. With this new Management Team, I am confident we will achieve these targets”, Heiko Fricke added.

ZIM Flugsitz is the global leader in premium aircraft seating. Headquartered in Markdorf, Germany, it has approximately 160 employees in the field of engineering, designing, manufacturing, and servicing aircraft seats for more than 100 airlines around the globe. By leveraging ground-breaking technology and innovations in material and design, ZIM Flugsitz offers customized premium aircraft seating solutions for all types of aircrafts and customer demands worldwide.

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