Executive Vice President Strategy & International, Airbus
PATRICK DE CASTELBAJAC began his career in the aeronautical industry at MBDA (at that time called Aerospatiale Missile), in 1997, before spending three years with Baker & McKenzie. Driven by a long-lasting passion for the aeronautical industry Patrick de Castelbajac joined Airbus in 2002.
Senior Vice President Procurement Operations, Airbus Operations GmbH
Appointed Senior Vice President Procurement Operations in March 2015. Thomas Moik has been working at Airbus since 15 years in various roles in Engineering, Programs and Procurement. Before, Thomas spent 5 years in Procurement at BMW Rolls-Royce GmbH. Education: Mechanical Engineering at the University for Technology & Economics in Dresden.
Chief Procurement Officer Airbus
DR. KLAUS RICHTER was appointed EVP Procurement at Airbus in 2007 and is in charge of all procurement across the entire Airbus organization. In January 2015, he was appointed Chief Procurement Officer Airbus Group & Airbus and member of the Group Executive Committee. In parallel, he serves as the Chairman of the Board of Airbus in Germany.
Vice President Payloads and Systems Supplier Management, Boeing Commercial Airplanes
BETH ANDERSON was named to her position in 2014. She leads the organization responsible for the setting strategy and sourcing components and systems to support the BCA production system from suppliers around the world as well as daily management of suppliers. Her aerospace career already began in 1985 when she joined McDonnell Douglas Corporation as a customer service engineer.
Senior Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer, Bombardier Inc.
NICO BUCHHOLZ joined Bombardier on August 31st, 2015 as Senior Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer in Montréal with overall responsibility for procurement across Bombardier’s four business segments. In early 2017 Nico moved to SVP strategic initiatives for the Group. Prior to joining Bombardier, Nico was Executive VP, Lufthansa Group Fleet Management for 15 years in Frankfurt, commercial head of BMW-Rolls Royce civil and military and also 10 years in Airbus Sales and Marketing in Toulouse.
Chief Executive Officer, Premium AEROTEC GmbH
DR. THOMAS EHM was appointed CEO at Premium AEROTEC in July 2015 and since then he leads the strategic and operational evolutions of the company. He joined Airbus in 1995 and worked in various management positions within Human Resources and Customer Support. Thomas Ehm holds a diploma in economics and aerospace engineering and is doctor of economics.
President Aerospace Americas & Global Sector Lead, Schaeffler, FAG, Barden
PETER ENRIGHT overseas the global aerospace sector for Schaeffler. In that role he has direct responsibility for sales, engineering, and operations in the Americas, and globally coordinates Schaeffler activities for with respect to sales and technology.
Chief Executive Officer and Shareholder, RECARO Aircraft Seating GmbH & Co. KG
MARK HILLER studied in Germany and in the USA. In 2003, he joined the RECARO Group: At first in the Holding as Head of Synergy Management, later he headed Customer Affairs at RECARO Aircraft Seating. In 2007, he became COO and in 2012, he was appointed as CEO of RECARO Aircraft Seating. In 2014 Dr. Hiller also became shareholder of the company.
Executive Vice President Strategy & Fleet, Deutsche Lufthansa AG
DR. DETLEF KAYSER has been Executive Vice President Strategy & Fleet since January 2016. He is responsible for, among others, determining fleet size as well as fleet composition and allocation for the entire Lufthansa Group.
Vice President Business & Strategy, Stelia AEROSPACE
DOMINIQUE SALLIOT: Appointed in 2013 as Head of Strategy & Sales to lead Stelia Aerospace’s growth strategy. He is responsible for the merger between EADS Sogerma and Aerolia into STELIA Aerospace in 2015. He graduated as an Engineer from the Ecole Polytechnique, Sup’Aéro and qualified as a French Air Force fighter pilot.
Managing Director, BDLI (Bundesverband der Deutschen Luft- und Raumfahrtindustrie e. V)
VOLKER THUM had different assignments within the AIRBUS group and worked in leading positions in the areas of Industrial Engineering, Finance and Procurement in Germany as well as Head of General Procurement and Facility Manager in France. In 2013 he became Head of Plant and Site Airbus Bremen. Since April 2015 Volker Thum has been Managing Director of BDLI in Berlin.
Engineering Leader, GE Additive
CHRISTOPHER SCHUPPE: Engineering leader with more than 22 years of experience in automotive and aviation industry. Deep experience in several aerospace projects like GP7200, GEnx Low Pressure Turbine and Leap. In 2016 Chris became engineering leader for GE Additive. He has stood up a team to accelerate additive adoption across GE and to provide engineering consulting outside of GE.
Chairman of the Executive Board, IPM AG
PROF. DR. JOHANNES WALTHER is Chairman of the Executive Board of the
Institute of Production
Management (IPM), Professor of Production Management at the Ostfalia University of
Applied Sciences and Member of the Advisory Board of the Institute of Procurement at the AutoUni of Volkswagen Group.