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Management Team of Lödige Industries

Philippe De Backer

Philippe De Backer was born in Belgium in 1970. He studied electrical engineering at Supélec, Paris, and the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. Following his studies, he first worked for the Schneider Group before joining Lödige Industries in 1994 as a PLC engineer in Singapore. From 1996 onwards, he was project manager for the British Airways Cargo Terminal at Heathrow and subsequently became managing director of the UK subsidiary. Mr De Backer has been Managing Director of Lödige Industries since 2003 and was promoted to CEO in 2013.

Philippe De Backer holds an MBA from London Business School.


Dr. Ing. Gerald Kalisch

Gerald Kalisch was born in Germany in 1965. He studied electrical engineering at the Technical University of Darmstadt.

Following his studies he joined Lödige Industries in 1994. As IT project manager, he was initially responsible for the process automation of air freight systems. From 1995 to 2001, he was Managing Director of the Swiss branch and overall project manager for the construction of the air freight terminal and catering center at Zurich Airport. Dr. Kalisch then became Managing Director of Lödige Aufzugstechnik, a subsidiary of Lödige Industries. He has been a member of the management board of Lödige Industries since 2005, where he is responsible for purchasing, logistics, quality assurance, contracts and IT.


Helge Reinck

Helge Reinck was born in Germany in 1979. After training as a banker, Mr. Reinck studied business administration at the University of Applied Sciences Südwestfalen.

After completing his studies, he joined Lödige Industries in 2007 as Project Controller, where he was initially responsible for controlling the air freight terminal at New Doha International Airport. From 2009 to 2012, he was Business Unit Controller for Finance at Lödige Systems, a subsidiary of Lödige Industries. From 2012 to 2016, he was Head of Corporate Accounting and Central Controlling for Lödige Industries. In December 2016 he was appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Lödige Industries.


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