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Lars Wagner - SMART FACTORY@MTU

Lars Wagner - SMART FACTORY@MTU

Lars Wagner, Vorstand Technik, Chief Operating Officer, MTU Aero Engines AG

Effective January 2018, Lars Wagner has been appointed COO and member of MTU Aero Engines’ Executive Board. He oversees the areas of Technology and Engineering, Procurement, Production, Assembly and Corporate Quality. Before joining MTU in 2015, he had held various management positions at Airbus. He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA.

Kevin Matthies - Growing with the Programs and Ramping-Up Production

Kevin Matthies - Growing with the Programs and Ramping-Up Production

Kevin Matthies, Senior Vice President Global Fabrication, Spirit Aerosystems

Kevin Matthies is Senior Vice President of Spirit Aerosystems’ Global Fabrication business. Mr. Matthies is a 31-year veteran of the aerospace industry in roles spanning Program Management, Operations, Chief Engineer and Fabrication. Mr. Matthies joined Spirit Aerosystems in 2013 serving as Vice President of the Airbus programs and as Vice President and GM of the 787 program.

Bernhard Lietzmann - Production, Supply Chain and Human Factor - Success Factors for Digital Change

Bernhard Lietzmann - Production, Supply Chain and Human Factor - Success Factors for Digital Change

Bernhard Lietzmann, 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.

Dietmar Czaia - Differentiating Future Flight - The GKN Journey to Become a Global Innovator

Dietmar Czaia - Differentiating Future Flight - The GKN Journey to Become a Global Innovator

Dietmar Czaia, Managing Director, GKN Aerospace Deutschland GmbH

Dietmar Czaia, was appointed as Managing Director of GKN Aerospace Deutschland GmbH in January 2009. He joined GKN Aerospace in 2002 and held various management positions. Before GKN, Dietmar Czaia studied mechanical engineering as well as industrial engineering and management and worked for five years in a management consultancy firm.

Jens Harde - SMARTer Together – Connecting the Supply Chain

Jens Harde - SMARTer Together – Connecting the Supply Chain

Jens Harde, 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.

Simone Berger - Supply Chain Evolution Presents New Opportunities in Commercial Aerospace

Simone Berger - Supply Chain Evolution Presents New Opportunities in Commercial Aerospace

Simone Berger, BCA Supply Chain, Director of Systems Strategy, The Boeing Company

Simone Berger is currently the Director of Supply Chain Systems Strategy for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Simone joined Boeing in 1986 as an Avionics engineer from MIT, and since then has held avionics and engineering leadership positions for the 737, 747, 767, and 777 airplane programs. In December of 2017, Simone was appointed to her current role as Systems Strategy Director.

Eddie Andrews - Collaboration in Aerospace to Unlock the AM Markets

Eddie Andrews - Collaboration in Aerospace to Unlock the AM Markets

Eddie Andrews, Global Head of Commercial Aerospace Defence & Space - AM, Oerlikon AM

Since 2017 Eddie Andrews is the Global Head of Commercial Aerospace Defence & Space - AM at Oerlikon. In this role Eddie Andrews works to enable Additive Manufacturing solutions to the Aerospace and Defence Sector.

Dr. Christian Howe - Adding Value with 4.0 for SMEs to be Competitive in Global Supply Chain

Dr. Christian Howe - Adding Value with 4.0 for SMEs to be Competitive in Global Supply Chain

Dr. Christian Howe, CEO, HEGGEMANN AG

Dr. Christian Howe joined HEGGEMANN AG 2014 as COO and was appointed CEO 2017. His former background was in the automotive industry at Daimler in the R&D department and achieving his doctor in mechanical engineering. He worked for Benteler Automotive and became Managing director of the Joint Venture Benteler-SGL to set up a new company for a full automated carbon fibre part production.

Dr. Christian Langer - An Airline Perspective on "The End of Planning as we know it"

Dr. Christian Langer - An Airline Perspective on "The End of Planning as we know it"

Dr. Christian Langer, Vice President Digital Strategy, Innovation & Transformation, Deutsche Lufthansa

Dr. Christian Langer started his career at Lufthansa in 2004 as Vice President Corporate Improvement Projects. Since then he has worked in various positions within the Lufthansa Group. In 2017 Dr. Christian Langer was appointed Vice President Digital Strategy, Innovation & Transformation, in this role he leads the digital transformation of Lufthansa.

Marc Blaser - Perfecting Total Cost Management to be competitive in a Global Supply Chain

Marc Blaser - Perfecting Total Cost Management to be competitive in a Global Supply Chain

Marc Blaser, CEO, Blaser Swisslube AG

Marc Blaser, born in 1975, is CEO of Blaser Swisslube AG, a Swiss family-owned lubricant company founded in 1936. He holds a University of Applied Sciences degree in business administration, and started his career in the insurance industry. After various further training courses in the areas of leadership and management, he joined the Blaser Swisslube USA sales organization in 2003 as Area Sales Manager for Mexico, Puerto Rico, the State of Louisiana and French-speaking Canada. In 2004 he returned to company headquarters in Switzerland and was appointed Sales Manager Europe and subsequently COO. In 2010 Marc Blaser took over the management of this family owned company in its third generation, with over 600 employees worldwide.

David Brigante - ATR Demand and Estimated Growth for the Supply Chain

David Brigante - ATR Demand and Estimated Growth for the Supply Chain

David Brigante, Senior Vice President Procurement, ATR

David Brigante was appointed Senior Vice President Procurement in January 2015 leading the procurement strategies. He reports to ATR CEO and is a member of the Executive Committee.
He joined Leonardo in 1988 and worked in various management positions in Aerostructures, Industrial Planning and Control, Procurement and Customer Support.
He holds a University Degree in Economics.

Erik Goedhart - From Supplier to MSN Delivery: Digitalizing the Global Supply Chain

Erik Goedhart - From Supplier to MSN Delivery: Digitalizing the Global Supply Chain

Erik Goedhart, SVP Global Head of Aerospace & Industrials, Kuehne+Nagel Management AG

Erik Goedhart is working at Kuehne+Nagel as Senior Vice President and heading up the aerospace and industrials market & solutions approach. The Aerospace business for Kuehne+Nagel has developed into one of the six key market segments. Industry breakthrough end to end solutions like KN EngineChain and KN InteriorChain has been successfully launched in the market in the past year.

Gil Michielin - Digital Technologies Contributing to a More Secure and Efficient Air Transportation System

Gil Michielin - Digital Technologies Contributing to a More Secure and Efficient Air Transportation System

Gil Michielin, CEO Avionics GBU, THALES

Executive Vice-President, Avionics and member of the Thales Executive Committee, Gil Michielin pursued an international career in the Avionics industry for the Thales group.
In his different appointments, he played a key role in the rise of breakthrough digital technologies in the Avionics industry. He has been involved in the major European civil and military programs.