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Lanthan Safe Sky welcomes new management

Henning von Barsewisch and Christian Hammer appointed as Managing Directors

  • Henning von Barsewisch joins the company on March 1 as new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director
  • Christian Hammer appointed as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Managing Director
  • Mitja Klatt, former Managing Director of Lanthan Safe Sky, retires from the company at his own request as of February 28

Walldorf, 08.02.2022

Lanthan Safe Sky is pleased to announce a new top management team: Henning von Barsewisch will join the company as its new Managing Director on March 1. In recent weeks, he has already been trained in his new role by the previous Managing Director Mitja Klatt. Henning von Barsewisch has been passionate about the renewable energy sector for almost twenty years and has driven the expansion of wind, solar and heat recovery systems in Europe, the USA and the Middle East. Most recently, he was CEO of Triogen in the Netherlands, was responsible for Sales & Business Development at Soitec Solar GmbH and, as Managing Director of REpower UK (Senvion), played a key role in the expansion of wind energy in the UK. From 2007 to 2009, he was also a member of the Supervisory Board of RenewableUK, the largest trade association for renewable energies in the UK. He previously worked as a strategy consultant at Bain & Company. “I am very much looking forward to the challenges that await me at Lanthan Safe Sky! I am impressed by what has been achieved over the past two years and I am sure that we can continue this success story together,” says Henning von Barsewisch.

The new management team will be strengthened by Christian Hammer, who has already been working his way into the role of CTO since last October. Since the company was founded, his focus has been on business field development, the further technical development of ADLS technology and interface communication with OEMs. “As the market leader in Germany, we are looking to the future with confidence. Demand-controlled night-time marking will also become an important instrument for increasing the acceptance of wind energy in other European markets. We are looking forward to making the nights darker outside Germany too,” says Christian Hammer.

Mitja Klatt, the Managing Director of Lanthan Safe Sky with sole responsibility to date, will be leaving the company at his own request on February 28. “We would like to express our sincere thanks to Mitja, who has built up the company from the day it was founded and during a pandemic, managed it confidently and developed it into the ADLS market leader. We wish him all the best for his future personal and professional projects and very much regret his departure,” says Gerd Möller, shareholder of Lanthan Safe Sky. “My departure from Lanthan Safe Sky is a moment of mixed emotions,” says Mitja Klatt. My colleagues have become good friends over the years. The cohesion and team spirit were an important anchor during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, I am looking forward to a private break after almost three years in the ADLS market, which were very challenging, intensive and instructive. With their wealth of experience, Henning von Barsewisch and Christian Hammer will certainly lead the company into the future as dual leadership – and I am already looking forward to the coming success stories!”

About Lanthan Safe Sky GmbH

Lanthan Safe Sky GmbH‘s mission is to make the sky safer and nights darker. It emerged from the founders and players of Lanthan, Air Avionics and RECASE and thus combines the expertise of a leading provider of obstacle marking systems, an aviation-approved avionics system manufacturer and an experienced engineering and consulting service provider in the field of renewable energies.

The companies involved came together years ago to bring secure, cost-effective and sustainable detection technologies to market maturity with the Transponder ADLS.

They worked hard over a long period of time to create acceptance for this young technology. With success, as a broad consensus was reached: New legal regulations in countries such as Germany, but also at the ICAO, the world’s highest-ranking international civil aviation organization, allow the use of transponder ADLS technology, which is emission-free and based purely on the reception of data that every aircraft transmits anyway.

Contact Details:
Lanthan Safe Sky GmbH
Wieslocher Str. 38
69190 Walldorf
Contact Person:
Sabine Schachner
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