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.
Dr. Dierk Buss
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.
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.
Dr. Holger Lipowsky
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.
Jeff D. Smith
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.
Alexander M. Swoboda
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.
Rainer vorn Borstel
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.
VP Airbus and Airbus Group Procurement Strategy and Governance, Airbus
Mark Walker works at Airbus in Toulouse and is responsible for Procurement Strategy and Governance. After graduating from Imperial College, London with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering he has held positions in Engineering, Customer Services, HR and Procurement in a number of Aerospace Companies.
Procurement Innovation Governance, Airbus & Airbus Group
NEIL WARREN is responsible for leading development of supplier innovation for the Procurement Function of Airbus and Airbus Group. Now based in Toulouse, he began his aerospace career in 1987 with BAE SYSTEMS in Farnborough before later joining Airbus. Since then, he has held various management positions but has been part of the Procurement community for the last 10 years.
Dr.-Ing. Ulrich Weber
Chief Operating Officer, PFW Aerospace GmbH
ULRICH WEBER is COO at PFW Aerospace GmbH. Prior, Head of Airbus’ Final Assembly Line, USA and before, Senior Vice President at EFW GmbH in Dresden, Germany. From 2006 to 2010, he was in charge of setting-up the A320 Airbus Final Assembly Line in Tianjin, China. Prior roles to this include Head of Airbus’ Hamburg site and Head of the A380 final assembly line in Hamburg.
Executive Director, Mobile Airport Authority
ROGER WEHNER became Executive Director of the Mobile Airport Authority in 2013. He leads Mobile Regional and the Mobile Aeroplex Airbus’s home for the A320 FAL, Singapore Technologies, Continental Motors and many suppliers. He has over 20 years in economic and international trade development, a Masters in International Business, and working on a Ph.D. in Strategic Management.
Managing Director, FAG Aerospace GmbH & Co. KG
GUSTAV WENHOLD is Managing Director of the FAG Aerospace GmbH & Co. KG in Schweinfurt, Germany. Prior to this role he had various leadership roles within several organizations in Germany. He is South African Born and has broad international experience in Aerospace, Automotive and Industrial applications.