Daimler-Benz Aerospace (DASA) has announced new upper-management appointments to coincide with the succession of Dr Manfred Bischoff to the presidency on 24 May. Dr Andreas Sperl is to become executive vice-president, taking responsibility for the newly created trust movement, co-operation, joint ventures and marketing department. Sperl has been general director of Mercedes-Benz Mexico for four years. The new senior vice-president for corporate planning and technology will be Dr Rudiger Grube, hitherto chief of the aircraft staff group in the board of management. Christian Poppe, now head of press and information, is to become new senior vice-president of communications in Bischoff's department. Poppe succeeds Detmar Grosse-Leege, who leaves the company on 31 May.

Source: Flight International