TOULOUSE—Stefan Schaffrath has been appointed the new head of media relations at Airbus, one of the world’s leading airplane manufacturers. He will be responsible for the management and coordination of Airbus press activities worldwide and act as the company’s spokesperson. Maggie Bergsma has been appointed as his deputy. Both will report to Rainer Ohler, senior vice president public affairs and corporate communications.
Schaffrath joined Airbus in July 2007 as deputy to the vice president media relations. Before joining Airbus he held several positions at Lufthansa in the Corporate communications, corporate politics and corporate environmental issues departments. S
Bergsma has been with Airbus since 2003 when she joined as regional press manager. Before that, she worked for 15 years as marketing and communication specialist in the international travel and tourism industry mainly in developing countries.