Holmes Report 04 May 2013 // 11:00PM GMT
TOULOUSE—European aerospace giant EADS has restructured its corporate communications department to increase its focus on international growth markets. Several senior team members have been named heads of functions and will report directly to Rainer Ohler, head of EADS group communications.
Martin Agüera is appointed head of corporate media relations and is responsible for the group’s worldwide media activities and also serves as the company’s chief spokesman. In addition, all corporate social media activities of EADS are integrated in his department.
Vincent Benard has been named head of internal communications, responsible for the group-wide communication of EADS topics to employees. He also leads the group’s internal forum magazine as editor-in-chief.
Thorsten Möllmann is appointed head of international communications, in charge of developing and implementing international communication strategies in coordination with the group’s strategy and marketing organization as well as the regional offices worldwide outside EADS’ four home markets and the US.
In addition, Jeff Burridge is appointed head of content and production, joining EADS from Airbus where he has been head of communications in the UK since 2010. Philippe Lemasson is appointed head of corporate protocol, events and sponsoring as well as head of communications in France. And Nicole Schareck is named head of communications strategy and messaging as well as head of communications in Germany.
Jeremy Greaves, head of communications EADS UK; Guy Hicks, head of communications and governmental relations at EADS North America; and Jaime Perez-Guerra, head of communications in Spain are confirmed in their respective functions, and continue to report to Ohler.