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Executive
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Dr. Thomas Ehm

 

Dr. Thomas Ehm (born 15 August 1966) has been the Chairman of the Executive Board at Premium AEROTEC since July 2015 and leads the company's strategic and operative evolution. 

Before taking on his current position, Thomas Ehm had been Managing Director and Head of Human Resources for Airbus in Germany since 2012. He was also the head of the centralised HR services department for the Airbus Group (HR Business Services & Operations). Prior to this he was Head of Materials, Logistics and Suppliers at Airbus Customer Services.

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Dr. Thomas Ehm

 

Ehm began his professional career as a technical officer in the German air force. In 1993 he moved to become a production engineer for Ferrero, and two years later joined what was then Dasa, a predecessor company of the Airbus Group, as a design engineer on the Eurofighter programme. After holding other management positions at the Dasa headquarters and in the defence division, Ehm moved into HR in 2001, initially as the Head of HR Policy and Deputy Head HR, later as the operative Head of HR in the company's satellite division. 

During his time as an officer in the air force, Thomas Ehm studied aerospace technology at the Universität der Bundeswehr (Armed Forces University) in Munich. In the course of his career he has earned both a diploma in industrial engineering from the University of Hagen and a doctorate from BTU Cottbus. Ehm has a private pilot's licence and, in addition to German and English, also speaks French and Spanish.

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Frank Müller

Frank Müller (born 29 November 1967) has been Head of Human Resources and a member of the Executive Board at Premium AEROTEC since September 2015.

Before taking on his current position at Premium AEROTEC, Müller worked for Airbus, most recently as the Head of Human Resources at the Hamburg site from 2009 onwards. In total, he has acquired almost 30 years of experience in human resources with the Airbus Group. After completing his business management training at the Bremen site, he transferred to the Human Resources Department there in 1987. Between 1991 and 1997 Müller worked as a HR officer in Varel.

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Frank Müller

After holding various positions within Airbus’ Human Resources Department in Hamburg, he became Head of HR for the Airbus site in Stade in 2003, before becoming the Head of Human Resources at the biggest German Airbus site in Hamburg, with around 13,000 employees, in 2009. At Premium AEROTEC, he is now responsible for the company’s entire HR organisation. Frank Müller is married with one child.

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Joachim Nägele

Joachim Nägele (born 5 April 1962) has been the Head of Programmes and Sales at Premium AEROTEC since January 2009 and was appointed to the company's Executive Board in November 2010. He is responsible for the civilian and military programme sectors.

Before taking on his current position, Joachim Nägele was responsible for aerostructure programs of EADS Military Air Systems from 2005 onwards, and in this function was a member of the Executive Board. He had worked there in the Tendering and Order Management Department since 1993, and had been Head of Tendering and Order Management since 1996.

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Joachim Nägele

The qualified graduate engineer started his professional career at Schneider Rundfunkwerke AG in 1987. In 1989 he moved to Kraus-Maffei AG as Quality Assurance Manager, and in the same year was promoted to planning engineer.

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Dr. Ulrich Weber

Dr. Ulrich Weber (born 30 September 1959) has been Head of Production and a member of the Executive Board at Premium AEROTEC since April 2020. He is responsible for day-to-day business operations at the German plants in Augsburg, Bremen, Nordenham and Varel as well as in the Romanian Braşov.

Before joining Premium AEROTEC, Ulrich Weber held numerous management positions within the Airbus Group. In 2003 he was appointed site director of the Airbus plant in Hamburg. From 2006, Ulrich Weber was Head of A320 Final Assembly Line China, where he was responsible for setting up the A320 final assembly line in Tianjin.

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Dr. Ulrich Weber

Following the successful completion of the project, he moved to the Airbus subsidiary Elbe Flugzeugwerke in Dresden in 2010 as Head of Centre of Excellence Freighter. Starting in 2012, Weber was responsible for setting up the A320 final assembly line in Mobile, USA, before taking over the position of Chief Operating Officer at the aircraft supplier PFW Aerospace in 2016.

After completing his doctorate in mechanical engineering at the University of Hanover, Ulrich Weber began his professional career in 1990 at the Airbus plant in Hamburg as a manufacturing engineer. In total, he gained 30 years of experience at Airbus.

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Alexander Thierer

Alexander Thierer (born 4 June 1975) has been Head of Finance at Premium AEROTEC since June 2021 and moved up to the company's Executive Board in October 2021.

Alexander Thierer holds a degree in economics and has been employed at Premium AEROTEC since 2016. Since then, he has been involved in various tasks in the finance area, including as Head of Operations Controlling.

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Alexander Thierer

Before joining Premium AEROTEC, Thierer worked for Airbus Group in various divisions in Germany and France, including positions as Senior Manager Finance and Controlling in the Group's Defence Division, later in the Airbus Commercial Division as Head of Controlling for the A320neo project and cost optimisation in Toulouse, and subsequently as Controller in charge of planning and reporting for the A320 family in Toulouse and Hamburg.