New leadership for the positioning as full-fledged player in the global helicopter industry
The Board of Directors of MSH (Marenco Swisshelicopter) has agreed with Martin Stucki on December 5, 2016, that he will retire from his functions at MSH. Together they have appointed Andreas Loewenstein as new CEO effective January 1, 2017. Bruno Gubser, Chief Operating Officer, will assume his responsibilities ad interim.
The Board of Directors expressed its gratitude to Martin Stucki for his visionary ideas, relentless efforts and entrepreneurial spirit that led MSH from a most respected engineering bureau to the brink of becoming a full-fledged player in the helicopter industry. In his role, Martin Stucki has brought significant contributions to the helicopter industry in Switzerland.
The Board of Directors is convinced that Andreas Loewenstein together with the MSH management and employees will accelerate the transition from a technology pioneer to the first Swiss global helicopter provider and manufacturer. The Board of Directors confirmed MSH’s commitment to its Swiss roots and will even more strive to expand the business activities in Switzerland and in particular at those Swiss locations, where MSH has engaged in the construction of its new facilities.
About ANDREAS LOEWENSTEIN: Andreas Loewenstein has 25 years of experience in business development and strategy in the European helicopter and high-tech industries, as an Executive at Aerospatiale, EADS (today Airbus Group) and Eurocopter (today Airbus Helicopters). Since 2010, he is Executive Vice President Strategy Partnership and Innovation (CTO) and a member of the management Board of DCNS, the European leader in naval defence and major player in marine renewable energy based in Paris. Andreas Loewenstein graduated in law at the Friedrich-Wilhelm Universität Bonn, Germany and earned a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Air & Space Law and Economics at McGill University, Canada and he holds an MBA from HEC (France). He is trilingual in German, French and English. Andreas Loewenstein is married with three children and will move with his family to the Zurich area.