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Smart Factory@MTU

Lars Wagner, Member of the Executive Board, 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.

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.

Master Class: 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.

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.

Master Class: 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.

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.

Panel Discussion: Global Production - Follow the OEM?

Moderation: Prof. Dr. Andreas Zaby, Berlin School of Economics and Law

Mark Walker, Vice President Airbus Procurement Strategy and Processes, Airbus
Peter McDowell, Head of Strategy, thyssenkrupp Aerospace
Dr. Stefan Ohl, Managing Director, Head of Aerospace & Defense DACH, AlixPartners GmbH
Hans-Peter Traber, Chief Operating Officer, Diehl Aviation

Peter McDowell was appointed as Head of Strategy of the Aerospace operating unit in the Materials Services business area of thyssenkrupp AG on November 1, 2016. Previously he has worked for British Aerospace (now BAE SYSTEMS), Apollo Metals, Pattonair, and Wesco Aircraft holding positions of increasing responsibility in multiple areas.

Dr. Stefan Ohl is Managing Director at the AlixPartners’ Munich Office. With 25 years of global business experience, he has expertise in all areas of operations improvement and interim management. He co-leads AlixPartners’ European PMI and Aerospace & Defense Practices. Stefan holds a Master in Economic Engineering and earned his Ph.D. on Forecasting in the Automotive Industry.

Since 2014 Hans-Peter Traber is Member of Corporate Division Board of Diehl Aviation, since 2015 responsible for Operations as COO. 2010-2015 he was Executive Board Member at Diehl Aircabin. He spent his entire professional career in the aviation industry and held numerous senior and C-level positions. He holds a diploma in Mechanical Engineering.

Adding value with I4.0 for SME 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

From Supplier to MSN Delivery - Digitizing 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.

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