Airforwarders Association FORWARD Magazine, Fall 2018

Member News 50 Forward Magazine Q Fall 2018 Airforwarders Association Harald Gloy to become Board Member Operations at Lufthansa Cargo On 1 January 2019, Harald Gloy will be appointed to the Executive Board of Lufthansa Cargo AG with responsibility for Operations. The 46-year-old industrial engineer thereby succeeds Sören Stark, who has led Operations since April 2016 and will become the new COO of Lufthansa Technik on 1 January 2019. Gloy is currently responsible for global component services at Lufthansa Technik and is also the spokesperson for the division Board. Previously, he held managerial positions in the area of engine and aircraft base maintenance. “I am very pleased that we have been able to engage Harald Gloy, an experienced member of the Lufthansa team, as Board Member Operations,” said Harry Hohmeister, Member of the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Lufthansa Cargo. “Thanks to his comprehensive experience in logistics and in managing large operational areas, he will continue to further guide Operations into the future and strengthen the role of Lufthansa Cargo in the face of strong competition.” In the future, as Board Member Operations, Harald Gloy will be responsible for handling in Frankfurt, Munich and the Lufthansa Cargo Service Center, as well as the areas of Global Handling Management, Flight Operations & Transport Management and Security. Harald Gloy graduated as an engineer having studied Industrial Engineering at the TU Berlin and Arizona State University. After some early roles with Lufthansa Technik Logistik, he began his career with Lufthansa Technik in Business Development in 2003 and headed up the Aircraft Overhaul and Modification unit in Hamburg from 2006 onwards. Following various management roles in Component Maintenance Services and Engine Services, he leads the Component Services unit at Lufthansa Technik since 2014. Gloy is a Member of the Board of Hamburg Aviation e.V. and a Member of the Supervisory Board of the Centre of Applied Aeronautical Research (ZAL) in Hamburg. Founded by industry veterans with software, customs brokerage and freight forwarding backgrounds, began with a focus on logistics service providers and technology companies. By initially focusing on those two groups, we were able to reach the largest number of companies in the quickest possible way. We successfully enabled companies to connect multiple, internal systems easier and more quickly than with the traditional integration models used in the past. We found that companies are looking for more flexible and economical ways to pass data back and forth between their trading partners. We then began helping technology companies create simple, connectivity solutions from their systems outwards, enabling their customers to share data more quickly and easily and at less cost than had they tackled the projects themselves. In one example, a logistics service provider selected a new global operating platform for their core logistics and accounting functions. Due to the unique requirements surrounding the movement of specialized, high value project cargo, the LSP chose to maintain the internally developed legacy shipment planning and execution platform for their special project shipments. worked with them to deliver the connectivity of this highly specialized system on a tight timeline and ensured the integrity of the data as it moved between systems. Today, is reaching outwards to the beginning and end points, connecting shippers and consignees from beginning to end and ensuring that data is shared where and with the right parties who need it to perform their role though a shipment’s life cycle. Our team continues growing, adding veteran expertise from shipper and logistics companies to help develop solutions, manage projects and deliver them into production. For more information including case studies documenting what we have delivered and to learn more about how can help make communicating easier, visit our website at