Buxtehude, Germany | March 19, 2019 – KID-Systeme GmbH announces a change in its Management Board with the appointment of Fokke Mentjes as Managing Director, effective from 1st of March.

Fokke Mentjes succeeds Stefan Baten who assumes a new role within Airbus. Next to Managing Director Peter Schetschine, Fokke Mentjes will be responsible for the overall business of KID Systeme GmbH including product development, strategy, operations and finance. Previously he worked at Airbus Defence and Space, lastly in the A400M avionics program management.

Reflecting on his appointment, Fokke Mentjes said: “I am very excited about the prospect of joining this internationally operating company in the aviation industry, belonging to the top suppliers for electronic cabin systems worldwide. As a member of the Airbus Group and together with a highly motivated and skilled team, we are well prepared to fulfil the needs of our present and future customers.”

Fokke Mentjes is a graduate of the Technical University of Hamburg (TUHH). After successfully finishing his engineering degree in 1999, he started his career at EADS. KID-Systeme belongs to the Cabin and Cargo family within the Airbus Group, its product portfolio encompasses seat power, cabin and cargo safety features as well as on-board connectivity products and services.