Executive Vice-President, Avionics and member of the Thales Executive Committee, GIL MICHIELIN pursued an international career in the Avionics industry for the Thales group. In his different appointments, he played a key role in the rise of breakthrough digital technologies in the Avionics industry. He has been involved in the major European civil and military programs.
Vorstand Technik, Chief Operating Officer, MTU Aero Engines AG
Effective January 2018, LARS WAGNER has been appointed COO and member of MTU Aero Engines’ Executive Board. He oversees the areas of Technology and Engineering, Procurement, Production, Assembly and Corporate Quality. Before joining MTU in 2015, he had held various management positions at Airbus. He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA.
Senior Vice President Global Fabrication, Spirit Aerosystems
KEVIN MATTHIES is Senior Vice President of Spirit Aerosystems’ Global Fabrication business. Mr. Matthies is a 31-year veteran of the aerospace industry in roles spanning Program Management, Operations, Chief Engineer and Fabrication. Mr. Matthies joined Spirit Aerosystems in 2013 serving as Vice President of the Airbus programs and as Vice President and GM of the 787 program.
Chief Executive Officer, Boom Supersonic
BLAKE SCHOLL is Chief Executive Officer at Boom Supersonic, which he founded in September 2014, with the goal of making high speed travel mainstream. Prior to founding Boom, Blake held leadership roles at Amazon.com and Groupon and co-founded mobile technology startup Kima Labs.
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.
Chief Operating Officer, FACC AG
ANDREAS OCKEL, appointed COO in Nov 2017 is in charge of Engineering, Procurement, Manufacturing, Quality, HR, Facilities and Subsidiaries of FACC AG. Previously he was CEO of Airbus Tianjin FAL Co. Ltd., accountable for the A320 and A330 final assembly in China. Prior to that he managed the Cabin Supply Chain having joined Airbus in 2009 from BMW AG.