Workshop Experts and Panelists
SVP Propulsions Systems Procurement, Airbus SAS
ERIK BUSCHMANN was appointed SVP Propulsion Systems Procurement in November 2011. In his current role he is responsible for all engines and nacelles procurement for Airbus SAS. He joined Airbus in 1997 and worked in various management positions within Finance Military Programs and Commercial.
Erik BUSCHMANN holds a diploma in economics.
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.
CEO, E.I.S. Aircraft Products and Services GmbH
SVEN ACHILLES is CEO of E.I.S. Aircraft, a company specialized in the development, manufacturing and maintenance of composite and plastic parts for the aircraft industry. Previously Vice President and Managing Director of structures and Integration at B/E Aerospace.Prior to joining B/E Aerospace Sven was CTO at Recaro Aircraft Seating also responsible for operations in the USA.
HENDRIK BRAND is CFO of Satair. He held various management positions in Airbus Headquarters and its subsidiary EFW. His educational Background is in business administration and he worked with adidas & KPMG Consulting prior to joining Airbus.
Global SCM Director, Spirit AeroSystems (Europe) Ltd
MARELLE CAPPERAULD was appointed Director of Supply Chain Management at Spirit AeroSystems (Europe) Ltd in August 2018 with responsibility for Supply Chain Program and Materials Management for Airbus Programs. Marelle was previously Director of Supply Chain Execution for the Spirit Prestwick and Subang sites and has extensive supply chain experience in the aerospace industry.
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.
Business Development & Sales - Digital Solutions, Lufthansa Industry Solutions
MAX EVERS is BDM and Sales Manager for Digital Innovation at Lufthansa Industry Solutions. Prior to that he was Client Director at QiO an Industry 4.0 Software Startup (formed by Sir Tim Berners-Lee - founder of the www). 2010-15 Max was CEO at Hanse-Aerospace. He is a graduate applied automation technology engineer with long-term top management and leadership experience.
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.
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.
Partner, Roland Berger GmbH
Dr. HOLGER LIPOWSKY is a Partner at Roland Berger. He holds a diploma in Aerospace Engineering from Universities of Stuttgart and Cambridge and a PhD in Aeroengines from University of Stuttgart. Before joining Roland Berger he worked for Lufthansa Technik in Hamburg, for Rolls-Royce Industrial Gasturbines in Montreal and for MTU AeroEngines in Munich.
Head of Supply Chain Strategy & Business Operations Propulsion Procurement, Airbus
DR. CHRISTOF MAY joined Airbus in 1996 and is bringing broad experience from various functions in Strategy, Program Management, Production, After Sales and Procurement in the aeronautics, space and defence industry.
He currently is in charge of Supply Chain Strategy & Business Operations for Propulsion Procurement.
Christof May holds a diploma and doctor's degree in physics.
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.
President, KUKA Systems Aerospace
Mr. PHILIPPE PRAT is President at Kuka Systems Aerospace since 2014. He leads sales & project management. He worked in Dassault Aviation for 13 years to develop Robotic in a Tech Center for Aerospace.
He occupied different positions in Kuka since 17 years: technical Director, sales Director and President.
He holds a diploma in Mecanical Engineering & Master of automation robotics.
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.
VP Customer Support Management & Flight Operations, Safran Aircraft Engines
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.
Director Aerospace & Defence, Dassault Systemes
STEFAN SCHMID is responsible for the aerospace customers of Dassault Systèmes in central Europe.
His career in the IT-based engineering domain begun in the year 2000 at MSC.Software, where his focus had been the aerospace market already.
After his study of economic sciences, he initially worked as professional pilot, an affinity to the aerospace domain which last until today.
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 KU Leuven. 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.
Chief Operating Officer, Diehl Aviation
Since 2014 HANS-PETER TRABER is Member of Corporate Division Board of Diehl Aviation, since 2015 responsible for Operations as COO. 2010-2015 he was Executive Board Member at Diehl Aircabin. He spent his entire professional career in the aviation industry and held numerous senior and C-level positions. He holds a diploma in Mechanical Engineering.
CEO, Villinger GmbH
Markus Villinger founded his company in 1981 developing various systems for aviation, automotive and other industries. One of them is a special heating technology, which sets new standards in safety and versatility used for interior heating and ice protection systems. Other developments are high efficiency VTOL UAV. Villinger is also a certified aviation expert.