Workshop Experts and Panelists
Vice President Research & Technology, Airbus Operations GmbH
Since January 2013 JENS GRALFS is appointed as Architect for the overall physical design and since July 2017 for the Industrial perimeter. He is in charge of all Research & Technology activities in this field, managing the transnational activities for system installation, structure and cabin as well as all R&T activities in Germany with it partners and contact to the government.
VP Procurement Digital Transformation, Airbus
THIERRY LARROQUE leads the Procurement Digital Transformation Department and Supply Chain, Logistics & Digital Sourcing projects within Airbus that is delivering significant improvement in the performance of the operational strategy of the department.
VP Head of Additive Manufacturing Platform, Airbus
DR. JÉRÔME RASCOL was appointed Head of ALM Platform in July 2015 and since then leads a fast and pragmatic implementation of ALM technologies in Airbus aircraft families. He joined Airbus in 1991 and worked in various management positions within Engineering, Industrial and Programs. Jérôme Rascol holds a diploma in material physics engineering & a PhD in solid state physics.
Senior Vice President Procurement Cabin, Airbus
DR. JÖRG SCHULER took over the lead of Airbus Procurement Cabin in April 2017, following his role as SVP Cabin&Cargo Engineering. Since 1997 he held various positions within Airbus - mainly in Engineering and Programme Management. He holds a doctorate degree in Aerospace Engineering and an MBA.
Director of Business Development and Operations, Aerospace and Defense, Cyient
Mr. PIERRE CARPENTIER joined Cyient in March 2017 as Director in their Canadian division. He leads sales efforts for key customer accounts in Canada. Prior to Cyient, he worked in various roles at Pratt and Whitney Canada within Engineering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Pierre Carpentier holds a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering and an M.B.A.
Vice President Business Development, Innovation Management and Product Development, Lufthansa Technik AG
DAVID DOYLE was appointed VP Business Development, Innovation Management & Product Development at Lufthansa Technik in 2018. He joined LH Group in 2012 and and led several transformation projects such as SMILE for the LH Group Airlines. He holds a Masters degree in Engineering Science from University College Dublin and an MBA from the Melbourne Business School in Australia.
Managing Director & COO, Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH
JOSEF GROPPER is Managing Director of Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH, and he holds the top executive position as Managing Director and COO of Liebherr Aerospace & Transportation SAS. He is responsible for production, procurement and asset management and has more than 35 years’ experience in these fields.
Chief Executive Officer, MBFZ toolcraft GmbH
Since 2012, CHRISTOPH HAUCK has been CEO at toolcraft. He has the responsibility for new technologies and new markets, in particular for 3D metal printing and the aviation sector. He has been working for toolcraft since 2002. He learned the profession of a tool mechanic and studied to become a mechanical engineer and technical business economist.
Managing Director, Voith Composites GmbH & Co. KG
Dr. LARS HERBECK is Managing Director of Voith Composites Gmbh & Co. KG, a Company of the Voith Group. Beside General Management, he is an Expert in Composites Process Automation and Optimization. From 1997-2008 Dr. Herbeck has worked at the DLR as Head of the Department for Composite Technology. He received his PhD from Technische Universität Berlin in 1997.
Member of the Board, Karl Berrang GmbH
JOACHIM HERMES, born 1968, joined the Berrang Group in 1999. Prior to that, he took responsibility in diffe rent positions within the fastener industry. Joachim Hermes is member of the board of the Berrang Group and responsible for marketing and sales, engineering and logistics
Vice President, Aerospace & Defense - Digital, Cyient
GAURAV KATARIA is currently VP & Head A&D Digital at Cyient. He has over 18 years of experience across IT, management consulting, marketing & strategy. In his current capacity, Gaurav oversees the strategy and delivery of Digital Technology enabled solutions that create an impact across the aerospace and defense value chain.
European Vice President und Managing Director, Protolabs Europe
BJOERN KLAAS leads Protolabs’ business in Europe, Middle East and Africa as the Vice President and Managing Director since December 2017. He held key positions with PolyOne (2012-2017), most recently as the company’s VP and GM for its ColorMatrix Group headquartered in the USA. From 2008 until 2012, Bjoern Klaas worked at Colorant-Chromatics, as the GM for the global business.
Executive, Aerospace & Defense, Accenture GmbH
JOHANNES KLENKE is an executive within Accenture’s Aerospace & Defense Industry Practice focussing on Operations and Cultural Change Management. Throughout the 15 years of his consulting career he has contributed to and managed numerous strategic as well as transformational projects within the European A&D industry.
General Manager GSC, Stratasys GmbH
WOLFGANG KOCHAN, General Manager GSC, has been working for Stratasys since 2015. He has many years of management experience at the highest level in world leading technology companies in the areas of IT and print technology.His role often included the management of the transformation into new business areas and development of future-oriented organizations.
DR. HANS-JÖRG KUTSCHERA is a Partner with Strategy& based in Munich. He is focusing on strategic and operational supply chain matters within the Aerospace & Defense industry. His clients are major airframe manufacturers, their supply base as well as Defense equipment manufacturers. He is leading PwC’s Industry 4.0 for ADS in Europe. He holds a diploma and Ph.D. in physics.
Vice President Business Unit Aerospace, KUKA Systems GmbH Augsburg
CHARLIE MARTIN is the Vice President Business Unit Aerospace at KUKA Systems. He started his career in 1978 at General Motors as an Manufacturing Engineer. In 2004 he joined Durr Systems Inc. to be the Vice President and General Manager. Mr. Martin joined KUKA Aerospace in 2013 later becoming Vice President Business Unit Head Aerospace.
Executive Vice President, 3D Systems
KEVIN MCALEA is responsible for the global metal printing business and the company's healthcare vertical, including medical simulation, surgical planning and medical device manufacturing services. Kevin holds a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and a PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Delaware.
Head of Strategy, thyssenkrupp Aerospace
PETER MCDOWELL was appointed as Head of Strategy of the Aerospace operating unit in the Materials Services business area of thyssenkrupp AG on November 1, 2016. Previously he has worked for British Aerospace (now BAE SYSTEMS), Apollo Metals, Pattonair, and Wesco Aircraft holding positions of increasing responsibility in multiple areas.
Chief Customer Officer, Diehl Aerosystems
HARALD MEHRING, CCO of Diehl Aerosystems since November 2015, is responsible for Sales, Retrofit, Customer Support and Innovation activities within the division. He graduated in Aeronautical Engineering as well as in Business Administration. Prior to joining Diehl Aerosystems he held several senior positions at Lufthansa Technik, Hydro Systems and Recaro Aircraft Seating.
Senior Consultant, Bionic Production AG
KLAUS MUELLER has about 29 years of experience as a senior executive in multibillion dollar aerospace firms and actively managing several multimillion projects during his tenure.
To date Klaus Mueller is Senior Consultant of Bionic Production AG and MD of KMue Consult, a boutique consultancy for Aerospace and Additive Manufacturing printing advise, M&A activities and strategy.
CEO, SupplyON AG
MARKUS QUICKEN is CEO of SupplyOn and responsible for Corporate Development, Sales, Customer Services as well as Finance & Controlling. Before joining SupplyOn in 2000 he was employed at the Mannesmann Group. He is a certified engineer and studied electrical engineering, specializing in communication engineering, at the RWTH (Rhine Westphalia Technical College) in Aachen.
Partner, McKinsey & Company
RAMAN RAM is an Partner in McKinsey & Company’s A&D practice and leads the Aerospace Aftermarket Service Line. He specializes in growth strategy, cost transformation, supply chain and operational improvements. Prior to consulting, he held leadership roles at GE Aviation. Raman got his MBA from the University of Chicago. He also holds a Masters in Mechanical Engineering.
Managing Partner, h&z Unternehmensberatung AG
MICHAEL SANTO is a Managing Partner at h&z Business Consulting and with the company since 2003. He studied industrial engineering at the German Air Force University in Hamburg and served as an officer for 9 years. He subsequently held various management positions in the aviation industry and in the medical technology industry.
Component Manager Business Jets, Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG
MATTHIAS SCHNEIDER was appointed Component Manager Business Jets in 2017 at Rolls-Royce Deutschland and been responsible for new product introduction for Structures and Transmissions. He started work for Rolls-Royce in 2006 and worked in various supply chain roles in aerospace and nuclear in the UK and in Germany. Matthias Schneider holds a French/German degree in economics.
CTO, Materialise NV
BART VAN DER SCHUEREN joined Materialise in 1995, having obtained a PhD in Metal Selective Laser Sintering at the KULeuven. Over the years, his dedication has overseen the growth of Materialise’s service bureau into one of Europe’s most prominent Additive Manufacturing facilities. Today, as Executive Vice Pres and CTO, he focuses on defining and executing the technology road map of Materialise.