Master Class Speakers
Country Manager Germany, Arconic
JENS HARDE was appointed Country Manager Germany at Arconic-a global technology, engineering, manufacturing leader and key supplier to aerospace industry-in Nov.2016. Besides his country role, he is acting as GM of the Arconic Fastening Systems in Hildesheim (Ge) and Nemesvamos (HU). Before joining Arconic, he held several plant manager positions at Tier 1/2 automotive supplier
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.
Partner, Director Business Unit, Ingenics AG
BERNHARD LIETZMANN was appointed Partner and Director Business Unit in 2018 and is responsible for all of Ingenics’ aerospace activities worldwide.
Before he joined Ingenics in 2013, Bernhard worked as a project manager in various projects and has over 10 years of experience in the automotive, railway and aerospace industries.
Consulting Chief Engineer, Zunum Aero
Oliver joined Zunum following a distinguished career as VP Engineering at Pilatus Aircraft and also at Eclipse Aviation as chief engineer PC-24. He held a DER in the areas of Flight Analyst, Mechanical Systems and Powerplant. Oliver has a BSc and PhD from Loughborough University of Technology.
Innovation Manager, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
In her current role ARLETTE VAN DER VEER is part of the Radical Innovation Team at KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. Our mission is to realize KLM's long-term strategy by organizing our innovation ecosystem and co-creating & embedding radical innovation capabilities. My focus lies in the acceleration of additive manufacturing technology within KLM Engineering & Maintenance.