Vice President Supplier Development Management, AIRBUS S.A.S.
LUDOVIC DUPRE works at Airbus Procurement Operations as Vice President Supplier Development Support, supporting the Commodities and Suppliers on their path to excellence. Before he worked as an executive for GE and Alstom Renewable Hydro in China and Russia.
JENS GRALFS was appointed as 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. Since January 2017 is he as well in charge of the Industrial perimeter.
Dr. Jörg Rissiek
Vice President, Head of Strategy and Portfolio Management, Airbus / Satair
DR. JÖRG RISSIEK, is Vice President-Head of Strategy and Portfolio Management of Satair/Airbus Material & Supply Chain Services in Hamburg, currently with a focus on Additive Manufacturing. In Airbus Group, Airbus, Deutsche Lufthansa AG and Lufthansa Technik, Jörg has worked in several management positions in services development, customer support and strategic purchasing.
Procurement Innovation Governance, 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. Abdelqader Abusafieh
Head of Technology, Strata Manufacturing PJSC
DR. ABUSAFIEH is the Head of Technology at Strata. He is responsible for technology strategy and R&D collaboration initiatives with OEMs and academia. He has over 20 years of experience in the aerospace industry covering a range of spacecraft and aircraft technologies. His prior US employment includes Composite Optics, Alliant Techsystems and Cytec.
Staff Quality, Materialise NV
At Materialise, Geert’s work is overseeing Certified Manufacturing and was key in the implementation of the Cofrac accreditation EN9100 and achievement of EASA accreditation as Part21G POA holder. Geert’s key qualifications include a Lean Six Sigma black belt, in-depth knowledge of the aeronautical certifications, and ISO auditor.
Partner, maexpartners GmbH
As an engineer, manager, and consultant, KEVIN BATES has focused on operational excellence and innovation. He is an industry veteran with more than 20 years experience in the metal working, machine building and aviation industries in which he headed international projects from strategy development to operational excellence, process optimization and successful implementation.
Avionics General Manager, Sales, GE Aviation
ANDREW CARLISLE: Aviation Leader with 15 years of experience with both civil & military customers, and across product areas; commercial engines, avionics, power & mechanical products. Deep domain sales expertise with global experience; most recently Andrew was the Regional General Manager for commercial engine sales in SE Asia, and now leads global sales activities for GE’s Avionics business.
Vice President IoT Automotive / MI, 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, digitization and account management for large int. accounts of T-Systems Int. GmbH. After more than 10 years as an Account Executive for the Airbus Group Torsten decided to take over a new responsibility as Head of IoT for Automotive and Manufacturing Industry within T-Systems.
Senior Advisor, ICF
CLIFF COLLIER is a seasoned executive in ICF’s Operations & Supply Chain (OSC) practice where he helps aerospace companies assess and realize cost and efficiency improvements. He also leads operations due diligence projects. Cliff has 30 years of experience in Supply Chain, IT and Human Resources management from Vought Aircraft Industries and Triumph Aerostructures.
Managing Director & COO, Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH
JOSEF GROPPER is Managing Director of LiebherrAerospace 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.
AIRBUS SAFRAN Senior Sales Executive SIMULIA, Dassault Systemes
OLIVIER HARDY holds masters in Aerospace Engineering, Engineering Mechanics and in Technology Commercialization. He developed 3D adaptive HP FEA at COMCO. He was an early topology optimization adopter at Altair Engineering, deployed process integration and design optimization at Engineous Software. At Dassault Systèmes he spearheaded additive manufacturing activities.
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
SEBASTIAN JÄGER is Director at the AlixPartners’ Munich office and has 14 years of experience as senior advisor and manager. He has specialized in the implementation of large-scale corporate transformation and turnaround programs. Prior to Alix Partners, Sebastian served in various international management roles with Bosch in Germany, France and the USA.
Dr. Lars Karsten
Managing Director, P3 engineering GmbH
Dr. LARS KARSTEN has been a partner and managing director of the P3 group since 2012 and heads its engineering division. He will be sharing his knowledge on innovative business models, autonomous flying and the future of civil aerospace. His many other interests include digital transformation, complexity reduction and management as well as building water rockets with his son.
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.
General Manager D-A-CH, Stratasys GmbH
WOLFGANG KOCHAN, General Manager GSC, has been working for Stratasys since 2015. He has many years of management experience at the highest level in world leading technology companies in the areas of IT and print technology.His role often included the management of the transformation into new business areas and development of futureoriented organizations.
Dr. Hans-Jörg Kutschera
Managing Director, PwC Strategy& (Germany) GmbH
DR. HANS-JOERG KUTSCHERA is a Managing Director at PwC Strategy& and has 14 years of management consulting experience. His focus is on Aerospace, Defence & Security industry. His relevant expertise includes strategic transformation of his clients’ supply chain and operations including recent development towards digitization.
Anthony Mc Loughlin
Director Aerospace, Altair Engineering GmbH
ANTHONY MC LOUGHLIN is Director of Aerospace at Altair Engineering in Germany. For more than 10 years Anthony has been helping the Aerospace industry develop radically better products faster, with high end engineering software solutions & services.
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..
Chief Customer Officer, Bionic Production AG
KLAUS MÜLLER has about 28 years of experience as a senior executive in several aerospace firms (such as MTU Aero Engines, Lufthansa Technik) and actively managing several multimillion projects during his tenure. To date Klaus Mueller is CCO of Bionic Production GmbH and CEO of KMue Consult. He is cooperating as Senior adivisory for ICF International and the Laserzentrum Nord.
Sudhir Padaki works at Altair Engineering GmbH as a Key Account Manager for Aerospace and is responisble for Aerospace and Defense accounts across DACH Region. Sudhir has worked in the Aerospace industry providing tailored Solutions for several years. Sudhir holds a Master degree in Computational Engineering from RUHR Universität.
Senior Vice President, Chief Technology and Quality Officer, Spirit AeroSystems
JOHN PILLA has responsibility for Global Quality, Engineering, and Information Technology for Spirit AeroSystems. John has led a host of programs and organizations over his 35 plus years in aerospace, including 787, Propulsion and Airbus programs for Spirit.
CEO, SupplyOn AG
MARKUS QUICKEN is Chief Executive Officer of SupplyOn and responsible for Sales and 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, specialising in communication engineering, at the RWTH (Rhine Westphalia Technical College) in Aachen.
Dr. Thomas Rupp
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.
A&D Industry Solution Director, Dassault Systèmes
ENRICO SCHARLOCK is an Aerospace & Defense Solution Experience Director for Dassault Systèmes. Named to the role in 2014, Scharlock provides leadership and strategic direction for the company’s Aerospace and Defense 3DExperience solutions focused on manufacturing. Working with our global customer base, Scharlock focuses on addressing customers’ challenges in manufacturing.
Chief Technical Officer, MEN Mikro Elektronik GmbH
MANFRED SCHMITZ, CTO, is one of the founders of MEN Mikro Elektronik GmbH. Since its founding in 1982 he has been the Technical Director and has been defining the technological orientation of the company, which has considerably contributed to the stable growth of MEN over the past 30 years. He is engaged in driving open computer standards and chairs standardization committees.
Managing Partner, PACE - Part of TXT Group
PACE co-founder ALEXANDER SCHNEEGANS heads the business unit Aerospace Engineering, which focuses on software products supporting the design and configuration of aircraft and their subsystems. He is a senior fellow of AIAA and a regular contributor at conferences. He has co-authored several papers and publications on preliminary design and aircraft performance analysis.
CEO, Broetje-Automation GmbH
BERND SCHRÖDER is CEO/ Managing Director of BroetjeAutomation 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: Share holder, Broetje-Automation.
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 - Europe, Rolls Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG
THOMAS TSCHIRNER works at Rolls Royce Deutschland and is leading Supply Chain Operations in Europe which involves the total value stream from strategic sourcing to customer support after product release. His teams are acting in the fields of Procurement, Manufacturing Engineering, Capability Development, Supplier Quality, Logistic Operations and Programme Management.