Oliver Sturm succeeded Andreas Pakszies as the new Super Star project leader on behalf of Lufthansa Technik. He is based close to the action, in Auburn, Maine, as was his predecessor, who is seeking new challenges within the Lufthansa Technik Group. Sturm, the former leading production manager for aircraft overhaul at the Lufthansa Technik base in Hamburg, Germany, moved to Auburn in August 2016 in order to acquire as much on site experience of the Super Star project as possible, before he officially took charge of this demanding operation.
The Super Star is no unknown territory for Oliver Sturm, as he was responsible for the overhaul of the L-1649A passenger doors at the Lufthansa Technik workshops in Hamburg some years ago. Apart from his pure business relationship to the project, Sturm has been one of its greatest fans ever since the restoration took off in 2008. His first visit to Auburn in the year 2009 awoke his personal interest when he got an early insight view from the then project management. Oliver Sturm explains: “The extraordinary passion and high level of craftsmanship the project team demonstrates each and every day in the restoration hangar, has to be seen with your own eyes to fully understand the complexity of the project. Their achievements are made without any reliance on a well filled spare part storage.”
Oliver Sturm was prime choice for the vacant helm of the Lufthansa Technik Super Star project team, because of his personal passion for the Super Star project, paired with his unique knowledge in the field of production management. Unsurprisingly, Sturm didn’t think twice when being offered this once in a lifetime opportunity.