PARIS—Christof Ehrhart has been named head of corporate communications at troubled French-German aerospace company EADS (European Aeronautic Defence & Space). He will take over from Christian Poppe, who has led communications since the creation of the company in 2000 and will continue to serve the company as a senior advisor.
Ehrhart will be in charge of all internal and external corporate communications and report directly to the CEOs Tom Enders and Louis Gallois, who were named to the position in July of this year, after allegations of insider trading and delays with the delivery of the Airbus A380 led to management changes.
He joins EADS from Schering, where he has been responsible for global corporate communications since 2004. Previously, he was director of corporate affairs and public relations at JT International and worked in corporate communications for various media businesses with the Bertelsmann Group.
Poppe joined EADS after holding a similar position with one of its predecessor companies, DaimlerChrysler Aerospace.