Executive Vice President, CFM International
FRANCOIS BASTIN is CFM Executive Vice President.
After graduating from Ecole Normale Superieure, becoming a PhD from Ecole Centrale Paris, and being a Research Fellow at the Center for Turbulence Research in Stanford University (CA), he has been holding various positions within Safran Aircraft Engines in Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality and Program Management.
Senior Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer, Bombardier Inc.
NICO BUCHHOLZ joined Bombardier on August 31, 2015 as Senior Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer in Montréal. In this position, Nico has overall responsibility for procurement across Bombardier´s four business segments. Prior to joining Bombardier, Nico was Executive VP, Lufthansa Group Fleet management for nearly 15 years in Frankfurt.
Chairman of the Executive Board, Lufthansa Technik AG
DR. JOHANNES BUSSMANN is Chairman of the Executive Board of Lufthansa Technik AG since April 2015. In 1999 he started at LHT as an engineer. In the following years he held different functions in Lufthansa Technik’s sales, component and engine services business and the executive board. He has a doctorate in engineering.
Vice Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Dassault Systèmes
BERNARD CHARLES was appointed president and chief executive officer of Dassault Systèmes in September 1995 and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors in May 2016. A firm believer that technology should contribute to progress in society, Charlès has positioned Dassault Systèmes as the preferred partner for innovation, empowering businesses with sustainable step-changes in competitive performance.
VP & General Manager Supplier Management, Boeing Commercial Airplanes
KENT FISHER is the vice president and general manager of Boeing Commercial Airplanes’ Supplier Management organization. Named to this position in September 2011, Fisher has responsibility for the overall strategy, contracting, daily management and development of the Boeing Commercial Airplanes supply chain.
Digital Transformation Officer
MARC FONTAINE has been appointed Airbus Group’s Digital Transformation Officer since 1 May 2016. rom 2012 to October 2016, Marc was the Company Secretary of Airbus, Airbus Group’s commercial aircraft Division. He was also Chief of Staff to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Fabrice Brégier, and member of Airbus’ Executive Committee
Senior Vice President Engineering Services EMEA, Tech Mahindra & Chief Sales Officer, Pininfarina Group
GAURAV heads the Engineering Business of Tech Mahindra in EMEA. He holds the responsibility of managing Pininfarina’s business globally.For 20+ years he has held leading positions in various organisations, working with offshore business majors, western OEM’s and ecosystem partners to establish business transformation programs.
Senior VP/GM Airbus Programs
MICHELLE LOHMEIER joined Spirit AeroSystems in 2015 and assumed leadership of the global team performing Spirit work on Airbus programs. She has responsibility for operations and sites in North Carolina, Scotland, Malaysia and France. Spirit provides composite fuselage panels and wing components for the A350, as well as wing components for the A380 and A320.
Senior Vice President Automotive & Manufacturing Industries, T-Systems International GmbH
LUZ G. MAUCH started 2008 with T-Systems International GmbH as Global Account Executive Daimler. Before he held different sales and marketing positions with IBM Deutschland. Currently he holds the position as Senior Vice President Automotive & Manufacturing Industries for Service and Sales at T-Systems International GmbH
Vice President Aerospace Account Management, Siemens AG
JUERGEN NOLDE started his career with Siemens in 1985 in automation product management and has gone through various sales and account management positions. After spending a number of years in implementing an account management concept for the Automotive industry, Juergen today is coordinating the Siemens acitivities in the Aerospace industry in regard to manufacturing.
Chief Procurement Officer Airbus Group & 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.
CEO, Zodiac Aerospace
OLIVIER ZARROUATI was appointed CEO of Zodiac Aerospace in 2007. Following graduation from Ecole Polytechnique and from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace, Olivier Zarrouati started his carreer with the French Space agency (CNES) before joining Matra Marconi Space. He joined the Zodiac Group in 1998 and was successively Head of Development, CEO of the AeroSafety segment, and CEO of the Group’s aerospace businesses.
Senior Manager Rapid Technologies, MATU Aero Engines AG
DR. KARL-HEINZ DUSEL is heading the Rapid Technologies group which is responsible for the production of special parts, reverse engineering and additive manufacturing technologies.
Educated at the Technical University of Munich he obtained his PhD from the University of Stuttgart. After two years at Daimler Research & Technology he joined MTU Aero Engines in 2000.
General Manager DACH, Stratasys GmbH
WOLFGANG KOCHAN has a longterm IT and printing management experience. In his last position he took more than 15 years the responsibility for the Digital Printing area Indigo as well as Highspeed Inkjet at Hewlett Packard. Since Juli 2015 Wolfgang Kochan is managing the Region DACH as General Manager for Stratasys.
Executive Vice President, Materialise NV
BART VAN DER SCHUEREN joined Materialise in 1995, having obtained a PhD in Metal Selective Laser Sintering. 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 President, Bart focuses on production, engineering services and software development.
VP Head of Plant Varel / Bremen, Premium AEROTEC GmbH
GERD WEBER was appointed Head of Premium AEROTEC´s Plants Varel and Bremen in 2013. Today he is also responsible for all Additive Manufacturing related activities in entire Premium AEROTEC. Following a master degree in automotive engineering he joined Airbus Group in 2003 and has hold numerous management positions in Engineering and Manufacturing.
Director Business Development Aerospace, SLM Solutions GmbH
DAVID WILCKENS started his career as a management consultant with the P3 Group. He joined SLM Solutions GmbH as Director of Business Development Aerospace in 2014. David holds a B. Sc. In General Engineering Science and a Diploma (M.Sc.) in Mechanical Engineering from Hamburg University of Technology.
CTO, Bionic Production GmbH
ERIC WYCISK joined Bionic Production GmbH as a founding member and CTO in Feb. 2016 having 8 years of experience in additive manufacturing for aircraft applications and writing his PhD thesis on "Fatigue Properties of Additive Manufactured Ti64". As CTO, he is responsible for the qualification and certification of the additive processes for aerospace and medical applications.
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CEO, Blaser Siwsslube AG
MARC BLASER, born in 1975, manages Blaser Swisslube AG, which was founded in. As representative of the third generation, Marc Blaser took over the management of the company in 2010. After completing his studies, he joined the family company in 2003, where the cut his teeth in sales in the US. In 2004 he was chosen as Head of Europe at the headquarters.
Technology & Innovation Manager PA TUBE, Sandvik Materials Technology
CHRISTOFER HEDVALL is Technology & Innovation Manager for the Product Area Tube of Sandvik Materials Technology and
Managing Director of Sandvik Materials Technology Deutschland GmbH. Christofer has a Masters degree in Physics and Business & Economics from Uppsala University.
CEO, Cotesa GmbH
Jörg Hüsken (54) is founder and CEO of Cotesa GmbH - the largest independent supplier of aerospace structural components in Germany. Jörg is married and they have 3 childre. He studied economics at the university of Colonge. He held various leading functions before he founded Cotesa in 2002.
PROF. DR.-ING. ELMAR BRÄKLING is Professor of Procurement and Logistics at Koblenz University of Applied Sciences and Vice Dean of the Faculty of Economics. In addition he is managing director of the PIP-Power in Procurement GmbH and member of the supervisory board of the Thesen AG.
Bundeswehr University Munich
PROF. DR. MICHAEL ESSIG holds the Chair of Materials Management & Distribution at Bundeswehr University Munich, and is Scientific Director of the Research Center for Law and Management of Public Procurement. Previously, he acted as Vice President Research of Bundeswehr University Munich and his main research interests are strategic procurement, supply chain management, and public procurement.
University of Twente
PROF. DR. HABIL. HOLGER SCHIELE is Diplom-Ökonom (Master of Economics and Business Administration). Before joining academia, he worked for ten years in industry with Preussag AG, PWC and h&z business consulting. Currently he holds the chair of Technology Management - Innovation in Purchasing, Production and Logistics at the University of Twente in Enschede (NL).
Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences
PROF. DR. HANS-GERHARD SEEBA is Professor of Automotive Management at Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences at Campus Wolfsburg. In addition he is director of the Institute of Automotive Management (IAM) and is a Lecturer at the AutoUni of Volkswagen which provides training programs for senior managers in the component factories and sales departments.
Managing Director, Lehrstuhl für Logistikmanagement, Universität St.Gallen
PROF. DR. WOLFGANG STÖLZLE is Managing Director of the Chair of Logistics Management at the University of St.Gallen and Director of the Diploma-Program of Advanced Studies in Logistics Management. His field of research includes logistics and supply chain management, as well as transportation and sustainability management.
Director, IMB Institute of Management Berlin
PROF. DR. MATTHIAS TOMENENDAL is a Professor of Management and Consulting at the Berlin School of Economics and Law and the Director of the IMB Institute of Management Berlin. He holds business degrees from the Universities of Bielefeld, Georgia (USA) and Saarland and has worked as a strategy consultant for the Boston Consulting Group.
PROF. DR. STEPHAN M. WAGNER is Full Professor, holds the Kuehne Foundation-sponsored Chair of Logistics Management, and is Director of the Executive MBA in Supply Chain Management at the ETH Zurich. His supply chain, purchasing and logistics research focuses on topics related to strategy, networks, relationships, behavioral issues, risk, innovation, and entrepreneurship.
Berlin School of Economics and Law
PROF. DR. ANDREAS ZABY worked as a strategy consultant for Bain & Company in Munich and Zurich. He then became the Chief Financial Officer of a biopharmaceutical company with operations in Germany and the USA. He teaches International Management and Innovation & Technology Management at the Berlin School of Economics and Law where he is also the vice president.
Partner, maexpartners GmbH
As an engineer, manager, and consultant, Kevin Bates has focused on operational excellence and innovation. He is an industry veteran with more than 20 years experience in the metal working, machine building and aviation industries in which he headed international projects from strategy development to operational excellence, process optimization and successful implementation.
Vice President, EMEA Manufacturing Industry and IoT, Managing Director, Hewlett Packard GmbH
VOLKHARD BREGULLA leads HP’s Global Account in the Manufacturing Industry as well as the German and European Internet of Things (IoT) Program. Mr. Bregulla and his organisation are responsible for addressing and solving business and technology issues and as a result delivering significant business outcome for HP’s largest clients.
CEO, HAECO Cabin Solutions
RICHARD became the Chief Executive Officer of HAECO Americas and Group Director Cabin Solutions in 2016, after serving as Deputy CEO HAECO Americas since 2015. He brings extensive management experience to HAECO Americas gained over a 30-year career with Swire, parent company to the HAECO Group.
James Kornberg, Director Innovation, Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance
JAMES KORNBERG started in strategic planning at the airline and since 2001 in Air France Industries had professional experiences in marketing & sales for 5 years, long haul Airbus maintenance manager for line and base maintenance in CDG during 3 years with the A380 phase-in and Aerostructures Product & Business Development General Manager during 4 yearswith the launch of new nacelles repairs development with a new 40 MEUR composite shop and expanding capabilities on new product nacelles.
CEO, SupplyOn AG
MARKUS QUICKEN is Chief Executive Officer of SupplyOn and responsible for Sales and 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, specialising in communication engineering, at the RWTH (Rhine Westphalia Technical College) in Aachen.
Head of Data Insight Lab, Lufthansa Industry Solutions
DR. LARS SCHWABE is Head of the Data Insight Lab at Lufthansa Industry Solutions with a strong background in Machine Learning and Big Data Technologies. His team delivers advanced analytics to customers from various industries. Before joining Lufthansa, he lead the Data Science team at an ad tech company, applying automated decision making on massive online data in real-time.
Senior Key Account Manager, EISENMANN
PETER STELLBRINK works since 7 years at EISENMANN Group in AT Team as Senior Key account manager for application technology (alpha-tec). Previously he has beenConsultant at Prof.Schuh & Co..Prior toSchuh & Co. he was MD of Reis Robotics in USA and had several management positions in the robotics area, some of them were MD of Bilsing Robotics in USA and TD of FANUC Europe.
CEO, INFORM GmbH
ADRIAN WEILER graduated in Business Engineering from Karlsruhe University. After working with Daimler-Benz, Germany and Hills Industries, Australia he was appointed CEO for INFORM, Aachen in 1986. INFORM focuses on Agile Optimization Software enabling enterprises to optimize complex operations despite disruptions and unexpected events.
Head of Global Product Management Cutting & Grinding, FUCHS PETROLUB SE
CONO BALBO joined the FUCHS PETROLUB SE in 2009. Since 2010 he was appointed Head of Global Product Management Cutting and Grinding and he heads the Global Aerospace activities within the FUCHS Group. He gained professional experience in Project-, Key Account- and Product Management. Mr. Balbo has a degree in Engineering & Business Administration and an MBA in General & International Management.
Senior Vice Presdient Propulsion Systems Procurement, Airbus Group
ERIK BUSCHMANN is the Senior Vice President Propulsion System Procurement. In his role he is responsible for all engine and nacelle systems procurement activities in Airbus. Prior to his current role he was VP Commercial for the A400M after having served as CFO for Airbus Military.
DIERK BUSS is a Senior Director and Member of the Management Board of AlixPartners. He has over 15 years of work experience as Interim Manager and Senior Advisor with a focus on implementing complex operational transformation programs in A&D.
President, Aerospace & Defense, LORD Corporation
WILLIAM J. CERAMI is President, Aerospace and Defense for LORD Corporation. The Aerospace and Defense group is a leading global supplier of adhesives, coatings, sensing systems, and vibration and motion control technologies serving commercial and military fixed and rotary wing customers around the world.
Account Executive, T-Systems International GmbH
TORSTEN CHUDOBBA has gained more than 25 years of professional experience in the ICT industry, covering the areas of project management, consultancy, innovation and account management for large international accounts of T-Systems Int. GmbH. For more than 9 years, Torsten is responsible for the Airbus Group with emphasis on telecommunication, innovation and digitization.
VP Customer Services Digital & Business Capabilities, Airbus
PASCAL EYMERY works for Airbus Customer Services, where he is responsible for innovation, digital, competences & strategic transformation. His experience include leading positions in consulting, airlines and manufacturing companies.
Client Director, QiO Technologies GmbH
Dipl. - Ing. (FH) Applied automation technology. 2005 - 2010: World of Airbus, areas of Cabin Modification, Virtual Product Development and Subcontracting Management. Five years CEO of Hanse-Aerospace Wirtschaftsdienst GmbH. Today: Client Director at QiO Technologies. QiO is a leading global software firm focused on accelerating adoption of Industry 4.0.
CEO, ZAL Zentrum für Angewandte Luftfahrtforschung GmbH
ROLAND GERHARDS holds a Master Degree in Aerospace from RWTH Aachen and an Executive MBA from Purdue University. From 1997 until 2012 he has worked at Airbus in different positions (a.o. Executive Assistant to HOD Engineering, HOD Design WB F&R Fuselage, HOD Design Cabin Electric A380). Since 2012 Roland Gerhards is CEO at the ZAL Center of Applied Aeronautical Research.
VP, Research & Technology, Airbus Operations GmbH
JENS GRALFS was appointed Architect for the overall physical design and Vice President at AIRBUS in January 2013. He is in charge of Research & Technology, managing the transnational system installation structure and cabin activities.
COO/Managing Director, Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH
JOSEF GROPPER is MD and COO of Liebherr Aerospace&Transportation SAS which manages all activities in the aerospace and transportation sectors in the Liebherr Group. He is responsible for production, purchasing and asset investments. After obtaining his engineer degree (FH) in production technology he joined Liebherr in 1978 and gathered experience since more than 30 years.
Global Head of Aerospace & Industrials, Kuehne+Nagel Management AG
After working for NCR computers and Fokker Services, in 2003 Erik started his own consultancy. After advising Kuehne+Nagel he joined the company as SVP Aerospace. The Aerospace business for Kuehne+Nagel has developed into one of the six key market segments with year on year significant growth. Key word: Innovation!
Member of the Board, Karl Berrang GmbH
JOACHIM HERMES, born 1968, joined the Berrang Group in 1999. Prior to that, he took responsibility in different 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.
CEO, thyssenkrupp Aerospace Germany GmbH
Effective June 1, 2016, LAURA A. HOLMES (45) was appointed CEO of the Aerospace operating unit in the Materials Services business area of thyssenkrupp AG. She has worked for Pratt & Whitney (UTC) since 1999, holding positions of increasing responsibility in multiple areas, including sales, customer service, business operations, as well as learning and development. Most recently she was managing director of Pratt & Whitney Aero Engines International GmbH in Switzerland, Germany and the Netherlands. She holds both a B.S. in Business Administration and an MBA from the University of Vermont, and has a master´s level certification in mediation.
Manager/Technology Management, TAI - TURKISH AEROSPACE INDUSTRIES, INC.
HAKAN ISCI, has Bachelor of Science and Master of Science Degree on Mechanical Engineering. He is responsible from Techology Management of TAI since Augoust 2015. Prior to this positon, he was responsible from Rotary Wing Technology Center (RWTC) and Air Vehicle Design Manager of Helicopter Group. He joined to TAI on 2010.
Aerospace Global Director, Volga-Dnepr Group
AXEL KALDSCHMIDT is Global Director, Aerospace Industry at Volga-Dnepr Group, the world’s largest transporter of outsize and heavyweight air cargo. He took this new post in January 2016 having previously been Commercial Director of Volga-Dnepr Unique Air Cargo in Houston.
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.
President of the Board, Kuka Systems
FRANK KLINGEMANN was Head of Subsidiary EDAG 1989 - 1999, Project Manager at TMS Deutschland GmbH, Augsburg and CEO at TMS Produktionssysteme GmbH, Linz 1999-2006, Member of the Management Board at FFT EDAG Produktionssysteme GmbH 2006-2010, CEO at HLS Ingenieurbüro GmbH, Augsburg 2010-2011 and has been CEO at KUKA Systems GmbH, since 2011.
Principal, Roland Berger GmbH
DR. HOLGER LIPOWSKY is a Principal in the Aerospace practice of Roland Berger. His background is in Aerospace Engineering in which he holds a master's degree from University of Stuttgart and Cambridge University (UK) and a PhD from ILA Stuttgart. In his consulting work he specialized in large scale transformation, corporate strategy and operational improvement projects.
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.
VP Customer Support Management & Flight Operations, CFM International
After having worked for Fairchild Dornier and MTU Aero Engines, DR. THOMAS RUPP joined Safran Aircraft Engines in 2008 where he occupied different leadership positions in the Civil Engines, Services and Commercial Divisions before being appointed VP Customer Support Management in September 2016. Dr Rupp is a graduate of RWTH Aachen and holds a PhD of Imperial College London.
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.
CEO, Broetje-Automation GmbH
BERND SCHRÖDER is CEO/Managing Director of Broetje-Automation GmbH. 2001: VEP Sales and Business unit “Aircraft Assembly Systems”, DÜRR Automotion GmbH 2004: Chairman of Management Board, DÜRR Special Material Handling GmbH and President Business Unit “Aircraft Assembly Systems”, DÜRR AG 2007: Managing Director, Broetje-Automation 2012: Shareholder, Broetje-Automation
Executive VP Procurement, Airbus Helicopters
MARTIN SCHUEBEL works as Executive Vice President Procurement at Airbus Helicopters and serves as well as member of board of management at Airbus Helicopters Germany. Before he worked 30 years in various international roles at BMW, serving procurement, supply chain management and parts manufacturing. His background is mechanical / automotive engineering.
Chief Technology Officer, Sopra Steria
MOHAMMED SIJELMASSI is CTO of Sopra Steria. Mohammed has over 30 years of experience in the IT Industry and has been associated with Sopra Steria since 1988. He has played a leading role in setting up the Sopra Steria offering for the Aeronautics Industry. Mohammed holds an MSc from Bordeaux University and is graduated from Institute of Business Administration (IAE).
President, Imperion Aerospace Group
URSELLA SLUSHER is the President of Imperion Aerospace a global resource management firm that provides local support to international companies needing help in supporting their US customers and products. Ms. Slusher has over 30 years experience in the aerospace and defense industries.
Director Ideas Lab, Dassault Systémes
Following over 27 years with Lockheed Martin, JEFF SMITH now leads the Dassault Systemes Aerospace & Defesne Ideas Lab. Jeff works with customers across the globe discovering new technologies to navigate the future. The Ideas Lab accelerates the opportunity to forge relationships across academia, research agencies, technology institutions and companies – with the 3DEXEPRIENCE Center @WSU and @ZAL his most recent accomplishments.
CEO, FACTON GmbH
ALEXANDER M. SWOBODA worked in various positions in the international financial and strategy sectors for more than fifteen years, e.g. at Siemens AG and McKinsey. Alexander is a former Associate Partner of an Austrian venture capital fund. He joined FACTON in October 2009, as CFO and later took over the role of COO. In 2015 Alexander has been appointed Chief Executive Officer.
Regional Director, Business Development, The Boeing Company
TRACEY TALBOTT joined The Boeing Company in 1990 and is currently Regional Director, Business Development. Over the last 25 years, she has occupied different roles at Boeing Commercial Airplanes and Boeing Defense, Space & Security in Operations, Business Strategy, and Global Sales & Marketing - including an international assignment in Brussels, Belgium.
Regional Supplier Management Executive, Civil Aerospace Operations - Europe, Rolls Roce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG
THOMAS has joined Rolls Royce in 2000 as Aerospace Engineer and since worked in a number of manager and executive positions within the company. After managing operational purchasing for Germany since 2012, he has been recently appointed to lead the Procurement Organization for Europe based in Berlin which includes 200+ employees across all disciplines of SRM.
CEO, Diehl Aerosystems
RAINER VON BORSTEL has been Member of the Executive Board of Diehl Stiftung and President of Corporate Division Board Diehl Aerosystems since 2010. Before that he was Head of the Aerospace Division at industrial services supplier EDAG GmbH. He spent most of his previous professional career at aircraft manufacturer Airbus, where he held a number of senior positions.