ATW's 2013 Joseph S. Murphy Lifetime Achievement Award - Video

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Jürgen Weber

When Jürgen Weber became chairman and CEO of Lufthansa in 1991, the German airline was in a troubled state emblematic of many airlines around the world at the time. It was a government-owned, loss-making enterprise with a relatively limited, German-centric network. Over the course of his 12 years at the helm of the company, Weber—who started his career at Lufthansa in 1967 in the carrier’s engineering/maintenance division—undertook a series of changes that not only turned around Lufthansa, but in many ways helped transform the airline industry as a whole....More

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