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.
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.
Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, 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.
Managing Director, TAI - Turkish Aerospace Industries Hamburg
Aziz Erdinç is German and Turkish citizen and an aerospace professional with 30 years of extensive experience. He has worked 30 years for Airbus, Bombardier and Rolls-Royce. He has closely with Boeing, international airlines, engine manufacturer, supplier as well as service provider MRO. Aziz is adept at dealing with eastern and western business cultures.
Senior Vice President, Global Head of Aerospace & Industrials, Kuehne+Nagel Management AG
ERIK GOEDHART started his career in 1981 with NCR computers in sales, marketing and business unit management. In 1993 he joined Fokker Aircraft Services as VP Marketing & Sales. Innovative after market programs like FUTURE 100 and FLYFokker were launched. In 2007 Erik joined Kuehne+Nagel as SVP of Aerospace. Key words: Innovation, digitalization, Supply the Sky!
Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, BigRep GmbH
RENÉ GURKA is a business development executive with global experience: In the USA as Director of Marketing at the German Chamber of Commerce in Atlanta (20012004) and Managing Director in San Francisco (2004- 2007). CEO of Berlin Partner (20072011). In 2012 he co-founded Newten Ventures GmbH, a Berlin based Seed Capital Investment Firm. He still connects Berlin´s vibrant start up scene with the Silicon Valley. In 2014 Newten Ventures funded - the BigRep GmbH - manufacturer of the world largest FDM 3D printer.
Chief Executive Officer, thyssenkrupp Aerospace
LAURA HOLMES was appoin ted as CEO of the Aerospace operating unit in the Materials Services business area of thyssenkrupp AG on June 1, 2016. She has worked for Pratt & Whitney 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 Int. GmbH in CH, DE and NL.
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
WERNER LIEBERHERR is Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer for Interior Systems of Rockwell Collins. Prior to the acquisition, Werner Lieberherr was President & Chief Executive Officer of B/E Aerospace. He also served in the Energy Industry with ABB and Alstom in various leadership roles including President and Managing Director in Europe, Asia and North America.
Head of Purchasing direct material, MTU Maintenance
ANDREA LUEBKE begun her career in aviation in 2003 at MTU Maintenance. In 2005, she took over the role of Assistant to the COO of MTU Aero Engines in Munich before she returned to its MRO business unit. Over the last six years, Andrea has acted as head of MRO programs for several engine types. In her current role, she is responsible for purchasing activities for all engine types served within the MTU Maintenance group.
Dr. Kevin Michaels
Managing Director, AeroDynamic Advisory
DR. KEVIN MICHAELS is Managing Director of AeroDynamic Advisory, a specialty consulting firm focused on the global aerospace and aviation industries. He has 31 years of experience, including hundreds of consulting engagements for leading aviation and aerospace companies across the globe.
Chief Executive Officer, Satair Group
BART REIJNEN who has a Master’s Degree in Aerospace, joined Satair Group as CEO in 11/2016. Prior to joining Satair, Bart was in charge of the On-Orbit Services and Exploration activities within Airbus Defense and Space and was also Head of the Bremen Site since 02/2013. Before working for Airbus DS in Bremen, Bart Reijnen was CEO of Dutch Space since 2006.
Dr. Thomas Stüger
COO, Lufthansa Technik AG
DR. THOMAS STÜGER has been a member of the Executive Board of Lufthansa Technik AG since November 2004, in which capacity he is responsible for Technical Operations, Logistics & IT. Dr. Stüger is “Accountable Manager“ according EASA Part 145.
Troy L. Wayman
Vice President, Economic Development, Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce
TROY WAYMAN serves as Vice President of Economic Development for the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce. Mobile is home to Airbus’ U.S. final assembly line. Troy has played an integral role in the recruitment of major companies and suppliers including Hyundai automotive and Airbus. His work has aided in the creation of over 15,000 jobs and $9 billion in investment in Alabama.