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  • CEO and COO

    Diehl Aviation
    Josef Köcher Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Dipl.-Wirt.-Ing. (FH)
    President of the Corporate Division Board of Diehl Aviation | Chief Executive Officer (CEO)| Chief Operating Officer (COO) | Member of the Executive Board of Diehl Stiftung & Co. KG Board
    • Born in Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 1973
    • Studied at the Munich University of Applied Sciences 1998 Graduated as Dipl.-Ing. (FH) aircraft construction and 2000 graduation as Dipl.-Wirt.-Ing. (FH)
    • Internship at the Raytheon Aircraft Company in the USA and subsequently joined the EADS international trainee program.
    • Then various, increasingly more responsible management tasks in the fields of retrofit, helicopters, space travel and military aircraft by Airbus, most recently as Head of Production for Series Aircraft & MRO Germany and Head of Airbus Defense and Space in Manching
    • Since June 2020 Chief Operation Officer (COO) of Diehl Aviation
    • Since May 2021, also Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and member of the Diehl Board of Management, as well as still COO of Diehl Aviation
  • CFO

    Diehl Aviation
    Dr. Christoph Weigand, rer. pol.
    Member of the Corporate Division Board Finances of Diehl Aviation | Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

    Dr. Christoph Weigand, rer. pol.

    • Born 1960 in Nuremberg
    • Degree in Business Management, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg 1979-1984, Dipl.-Kaufmann, Dr. rer. pol. 
    • 1985–1988 Research Assistant at the Chair for Business Management at Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg
    • 1989–1995 Management Assistant at Pestalozzi publishing house, Erlangen, subsequently its Managing Director
    • 1996–1998 Managing Director geobra Brandstätter
    • 1999–2002 Managing Director Denscheilmann und Wellein
    • 2002–2003 Project Manager production site Nafta of Diehl Ako Stiftung
    • 2004–2013 Member of the Corporate Division Board Management and Controlling of the Division Diehl Controls
    • Since May 2013 Chief Financial Officer of Diehl Aviation


  • CCO

    Diehl Aviation
    Harald Mehring, Dipl.-Ing., MBA
    Member of the Corporate Division Board of Diehl Aviation | Chief Customer Officer (CCO)

    Harald Mehring, Dipl.-Ing., MBA

    • Born 1966 in Nagold
    • 1992 Degree in Aviation and Aerospace Technology, University Stuttgart, Dipl.-Ing.
    • 1998 Master in Business Administration at Distance-Learning University Hagen
    • 2002–2010 executive positions at Lufthansa Technik in the fields of component service, VIP business sales and cabin interiors for business aircraft, most recently Deputy Director Sales Middle East & Africa
    • 2010–2014 Head of Sales and Service and Member of the Management Board at Hydro Systems 
    • Since November 2015 Chief Customer Officer (CCO) at Diehl Aviation
    • Since July 2017 Member of the Corporate Division Board of Diehl Aviation