Günter Kappler to take helm at Tielert

With immediate effect the renowned engine expert Prof. Dr.-Ing. Günter Kappler will provide support to Thielert Aircraft Engines GmbH in continuing the company’s operative business. “A clear signal for customers and investors,” says insolvency administrator, Dr. Bruno Kübler.

“I am happy that it was possible to recruit such a distinguished and experienced expert for Thielert Aircraft Engines GmbH”, commented Kübler on the commitment of Prof. Kappler who has already been distinguished for his services on behalf of the German aircraft industry on a number of occasions. He is considered to be a proven expert in the area of engine development, production and marketing. He has first-class references both as a scientist and within the industry – among other things, as a former holder of the Chair for Aircraft Drives and Director of the Institute for Air and Space Travel at the Technical University of Munich as well as managing director at BMW Rolls-Royce, development manager at Fairchild Dornier and managing director of Europrop International.

Prof. Kappler will provide long-term support to the company in its bid to continue its operative business in Lichtenstein. In particular, he will be a competent partner for prospective investors at the forthcoming investor talks. Prof. Kappler will assist the insolvency administrator up to the point when the company has been successfully assigned to a new investor as planned. Prof. Kappler is to begin his work with immediate effect. Already today he accompanied the insolvency administrator and Frank Thielert, the company’s founder, to an appointment with the German Federal Office of Aviation.

Frank Thielert and the company’s management staff expressly welcomed this new commitment on the part of Prof. Kappler. “I look forward to the challenge and am confident that together we will work out a solid prospect for the future of Thielert Aircraft Engines GmbH”, said Kappler. “Centurion engines represent state of the art technology and have a commanding position on the world market. Our task is to advance this engine development even further.”

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