IT Solutions for Cruise Ships

Klaus Vollmer to take over the Maritime Solutions division

Norderstedt, January 2, 2018 – Starting immediately, Klaus Vollmer will be taking over the management of the “Maritime Solutions” division in the “Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul (MRO) and Hospitality” business unit at Lufthansa Industry Solutions. The industrial engineer has occupied various positions since joining the company in 1996.

Klaus Vollmer began as a Project Manager in Telecommunications before moving to Hospitality in 2004. Here he focused on roll out management in the cruise industry and developing and implementing guest service portals on ships. Since June 2016, Klaus Vollmer has been responsible for the technical aspects of all projects in this area. In his new function as Director, Klaus Vollmer will report directly to Oliver Albers, Vice President of MRO and Hospitality. 

The Maritime Solutions division develops new platforms and integrated network infrastructure for the cruise industry. The IT solutions developed specifically for cruise ships range from converged infrastructure to location-based services up to cabin control systems. This involves combining WLAN, monitoring and controlling lighting, door locking and air conditioning systems (room automation), as well as safety equipment (CCTV) into a single network.

“We are delighted to be able to entrust these executive functions to such an experienced, successful manager and industry insider from our own ranks as Klaus Vollmer,” says Oliver Albers. “In recent years, he has made a substantial contribution to the growth of the division and will help us further strengthen our market position in this area and expand new business.”

About Lufthansa Industry Solutions

Lufthansa Industry Solutions is a service provider for IT consulting and system integration. This Lufthansa subsidiary helps its clients with the digital transformation of their companies. Its customer base includes companies both within and outside the Lufthansa Group, as well as more than 200 companies in various lines of business. The company is based in Norderstedt and employs more than 1,500 members of staff at several branch offices in Germany, Switzerland and the USA.