Luzius Wirth appointed CEO Swissport UK & Ireland

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14-Mar-2017 Tommy Watt to take early retirement

Swissport International Ltd., the world’s leading provider of ground and cargo handling services to the aviation industry, today announced the appointment of Luzius Wirth to CEO Swissport UK & Ireland as of 1 June 2017. Luzius Wirth will remain in his additional role as EVP Group Services. As a member of the Group’s Executive Management, he will continue to report directly to Eric Born, Group President & CEO Swissport International Ltd.

Luzius Wirth joined Swissport in 2012 and has since taken up various prominent leadership roles within the group and since 2014 he has held responsibility for Swissport’s Group Services. From June 2017, his new tasks will include a focus on further developing and expanding the regional organization, as well as driving customer-orientation and sustainable growth across the UK and Ireland.

Tommy Watt will retire from his daily activities by the end of July 2017, after holding a number of senior managerial positions in the ground handling industry over the past 40 years. Tommy joined Swissport following the acquisition of Servisair in 2013. His many valuable contributions include the facilitation of the successful integration of Servisair into Swissport.

Tommy Watt commented: “I’m incredibly grateful to the industry for all the opportunities given to me since I started out my career nearly 41 years ago. Now, I’m looking forward to a relaxed retirement. I am very pleased to be leaving the responsibility for the UK & Ireland business in the very good hands of Luzius.”

Eric Born, Group President & CEO Swissport International Ltd commented “The UK & Ireland are important markets for us. We are committed to ensure a smooth transition and to continue to deliver services to our valued customers with reliability, consistency and quality. We all wish Tommy only the best for his future.”