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An outlook to the supply chain footprint in emerging markets

Dominique Salliot, Vice President Business & Strategy, Stelia AEROSPACE

DOMINIQUE SALLIOT: Appointed in 2013 as Head of Strategy & Sales to lead Stelia Aerospace’s growth strategy. He is responsible for the merger between EADS Sogerma and Aerolia into STELIA Aerospace in 2015. He graduated as an Engineer from the Ecole Polytechnique, Sup’Aéro and qualified as a French Air Force fighter pilot.

What's next in interior lightweight design

Dr. Mark Hiller, Chief Executive Officer and Shareholder, RECARO Aircraft Seating GmbH & Co. KG

MARK HILLER studied in Germany and in the USA. In 2003, he joined the RECARO Group: At first in the Holding as Head of Synergy Management, later he headed Customer Affairs at RECARO Aircraft Seating. In 2007, he became COO and in 2012, he was appointed as CEO of RECARO Aircraft Seating. In 2014 Dr. Hiller also became shareholder of the company.

Digital Transformation in Aircraft Production

Patrick de Castelbajac, Executice Vice President Strategy & International, Airbus

PATRICK DE CASTELBAJAC began his career in the aeronautical industry at MBDA (at that time called Aerospatiale Missile), in 1997, before spending three years with Baker & McKenzie. Driven by a long-lasting passion for the aeronautical industry Patrick de Castelbajac joined Airbus in 2002.

Disrupting business models: The effect of predictive maintenance and health monitoring

Peter Enright, President Aerospace Americas & Global Sector Lead, Schaeffler

PETER ENRIGHT overseas the global aerospace sector for Schaeffler. In that role he has direct responsibility for sales, engineering, and operations in the Americas, and globally coordinates Schaeffler activities for with respect to sales and technology.

The opportunity of digitalization and collaboration vs. protectionism

Marc Blaser, Chief Executive Officer, Blaser Swisslube AG

MARC BLASER, born in 1975, manages Blaser Swisslube AG, which was founded in. As representative of the third generation, Marc Blaser took over the management of the company in 2010. After completing his studies, he joined the family company in 2003, where the cut his teeth in sales in the US. In 2004 he was chosen as Head of Europe at the headquarters.

The importance of a global supply chain

Beth F. Anderson, Vice President Payloads and Systems Supplier Management, Boeing

BETH ANDERSON was named to her position in 2014. She leads the organization responsible for the setting strategy and sourcing components and systems to support the BCA production system from suppliers around the world as well as daily management of suppliers. Her aerospace career already began in 1985 when she joined McDonnell Douglas Corporation as a customer service engineer.

Global digital MRO in commercial aircraft seating systems

Dr. Udo Haberland, VP Industrial- and Healthcare Solutions, Bühler Motor GmbH

DR.-ING. UDO HABERLAND graduated from the RWTH Aachen on Electrical Engineering. He started at Hewlett Packard in 1997 working on optic communication and test. From 2003 - 2015 he hold several management positions in R&D of automotive driver assistance systems. In 2016 he joined Bühler Motor, responsible for the business units industrial solutions, healthcare and aviation.

The next wave of automation in aircraft manufacturing

Dr. Thomas Ehm, Chief Executive Officer, Premium AEROTEC GmbH

DR. THOMAS EHM was appointed CEO at Premium AEROTEC in July 2015 and since then he leads the strategic and operational evolutions of the company. He joined Airbus in 1995 and worked in various management positions within Human Resources and Customer Support. Thomas Ehm holds a diploma in economics and aerospace engineering and is doctor of economics.

Implications of 3D printing on the supply network


Chris Schuppe, Engineering Leader, GE Additive

CHRISTOPHER SCHUPPE: Engineering leader with more than 22 years of experience in automotive and aviation industry. Deep experience in several aerospace projects like GP7200, GEnx Low Pressure Turbine and Leap. In 2016 Chris became engineering leader for GE Additive. He has stood up a team to accelerate additive adoption across GE and to provide engineering consulting outside of GE.

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