The opportunity of digitalization and collaboration vs. protectionism

 Marc Blaser, Chief Executive Officer, Blaser Swisslube AG

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.

Supply Chain environment in an evolving world

 Axel Kaldschmidt, Global Director Aerospace, Volga Dnepr Group

Axel Kaldschmidt, Global Director Aerospace, Volga Dnepr Group

AXEL KALDSCHMIDT is Global Director, Aerospace Industry at Volga-Dnepr Group, the world’s largest transporter of outsize and heavyweight air cargo. He took this new post in January 2016 having previously been Commercial Director of Volga-Dnepr Unique Air Cargo in Houston.

The importance of a global supply chain

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

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. 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.

Future business models for commercial aviation in the digital era

  Dr. Detlef Kayser , Executive Vice President Strategy & Fleet, Deutsche Lufthansa AG

Dr. Detlef Kayser, Executive Vice President Strategy & Fleet, Deutsche Lufthansa AG

DR. DETLEF KAYSER has been Executive Vice President Strategy & Fleet since January 2016. He is responsible for, among others, determining fleet size as well as fleet composition and allocation for the entire Lufthansa Group.

The next wave of automation in aircraft manufacturing

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

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

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.