Neu-Isenburg (near Frankfurt am Main), August 25, 2008 – time:matters, the special service provider for courier, sameday and emergency logistics which is part of the Lufthansa Group, has created a new top management position and filled it with a knowledgeable logistics expert: on August 1, 2008 HansPeter Hommel assumed the position of “Vice President Spare Parts Logistics.” This personnel decision demonstrates that time:matters acknowledges the growing significance of the international time-critical spare parts logistics business field, an area which is forecasted to have considerable international growth potential.

Hans-Peter Hommel reports directly to Jörg Asbrand, time:matters Holding Chief Operations and Customer Service Officer. Before joining the time:matters group, he was employed at the innight
express specialists TNT Innight in Mannheim. There the 48 year old held various leading positions over the past 10 years – especially since August 2006 as Managing Director Sales, Marketing and Operations. In this position Hans-Peter Hommel had overall operational responsibility for around 700 employees in 22 TNT Innight branch offices.

At time:matters, Hans-Peter Hommel assumes worldwide responsibility for operations and sales in the time-critical spare parts logistics segment. This includes the operational advancement of service and different service components, as well as the internationalization of this particular business field, meaning expansion of service to include more countries.

“I am glad we were able to attract Hans-Peter Hommel, who is a highly qualified expert. His experience and expertise will certainly help us to expand the segment of international spare parts
logistics,” comments Jörg Asbrand, time:matters Chief Operations and Customer Service Officer. Furthermore, time:matters CEO Franz-Joseph Miller points out the strategic reasons: “This segment
offers great opportunity for growth. The international optimization of spare parts logistics provides our customers with great savings potential and the opportunity to distinguish themselves from their competition – particularly in economically difficult times. We enable companies to centralize storage while keeping up the highest level of service; even in an international setting.” Especially the everincreasing importance of the quality of after-sales service is contributing to the continually growing demand for fast and reliable spare parts logistics solutions.