Experienced versatile Leader currently leading the Berry EMEIA Operations and Business Excellence team with a total of 18 manufacturing facilities. Very strong Finance Background and broad skill set in Strategic Management and Continuous Improvement. After many years in Finance he worked in various functions as Commercial Leader in Procurement and Sales as well as in Project Management for Restructuring. Recently discovered the importance of Employee Engagement as the key to success in Leadership.
Angel Garcia Bombin
Data Analytics Project Manager - Industry 4.0
Engineer with a long trajectory in the Industry in Operation areas, with a strong capacity in Process Optimization. During the last 5 years more concentrated in the implementation and roll out of Projects in the framework of Industry 4.0 in the areas of Quality, Production, Maintenance and Lean Manufacturing.
Manager of the Awarded Project in the First Edition of the Data Science Awards organized by Telefonica for the Best Big Data initiative in Spain.
Vice President Global Internal Manufacturing
Christian GEORGES, born in 1961 in France, he graduated in 1984 from the “Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris” and from University Pierre et Marie Curie with a DEA in Organic Chemistry.
After a first experience with Glaxo Group Research in Medicinal Chemistry , he joined L’Oréal in 1987.
Starting as Engineer in Chimex, an entity that develops and produces patented molecules for L’Oréal, he ended up as CEO after several positions including Plant Management.
Joining the cosmetic branch of L’Oréal in 2003, he managed the plant of Sicos, Luxury Division and created in 2009 as Technical Director, the “ Pole d’ Excellence” with the plants of Fapagau , BRI and Sicos.
More recently Manufacturing Excellence Corporate Director, he manages the Operational Excellence System and 4.0 transformation for Manufacturing at a corporate level.
General Manager, Kocaeli Plants and New Projects
Cem Temel was born in 1968 in Istanbul. He graduated from Istanbul Technical University Mechanical Engineering in 1991. In 1992, he completed his master's degree in Istanbul University. In 1993, he started her career at the Ford Otosan Quality Department as an Engineer. In the years of 1998-2008, he has ensured the commissioning of the Press Shop. In 2012, he was appointed as Ford Otosan Gölcük Plant Asistant Manager and Gölcük Plant Manager in 2013. As of December 4, 2015, he was appointed as the Asistant General Manager of Kocaeli Plants and New Projects.
Managing Director Ferring Kiel
Claus has been Managing Director at Ferring Pharmaceuticals in Kiel since 2017 where he during the last year has led the organisation through a journey to Operational Excellence. Claus has a long career in the pharmaceutical industry and before Ferring he worked at Aventis and Sanofi in various leading roles. He started at Sanofi in 1996, first in production and then in R&D. During the years at Sanofi he spent four years in France to develop a Monoclonal Antibody department before he moved on to a position as Head of Biologics R&D.
Fisher Dynamics Europe
Dean Lenane is currently the Geschäftsführer of Fisher Dynamics in Europe. He is also responsible for Sales & Marketing, Program Managment, and Costing worldwide. Before beginning his career with Fisher Dynamics, he was the group Chief Commercial Officer for the Hammerstein group. This followed an eight year assignment as CEO of CRH of North America. During which time, CRH was the fastest growing automotive supplier in North America, growing from $20 million in annual revenue to $350 million in annual revenue over a seven year period. Prior to his work for CRH, Lenane held several positions at Johnson Controls and at United Technologies as a program manager and as a statistical analyst. Lenane holds bachelor’s degrees from the University of Detroit, a master’s degree from Boston University, and a law degree from Michigan State University.
Executive Vice President Manufacturing
Pirelli Tyres S.p.A.
Prof Dr Dimitris Kiritsis
Prof. ICT for Sustainable Manufacturing
Prof. Dr. Dimitris Kiritsis is Faculty Member at the Institute of Mechanical Engineering of the School of Engineering of EPFL, Switzerland, where he is leading a research group on ICT for Sustainable Manufacturing. He serves also as Director of the doctoral Program of EPFL on Robotics, Control and Intelligent Systems (EDRS). His research interests are Closed Loop Lifecycle Management, IoT, Semantic Technologies and Data Analytics for Engineering Applications. He served also as Guest Professor at the IMS Center of the University of Cincinnati, and Invited Professor at the University of Technology of Compiègne, the University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard and at ParisTech ENSAM Paris. Prof. Kiritsis is actively involved in EU research programs in the area of Factories of the Future and Enabling ICT for Sustainable Manufacturing. He has more than 220 publications. Since September 2013 Dimitris is Chair of IFIP WG5.7 – Advanced Production Management Systems. From 2013 to 2017 he was member of the Advisory Group of the European Council on Leadership on Enabling Industrial Technologies – AG LEIT-NMBP. He is also founding fellow member of the International Society for Engineering Asset Management (ISEAM), of various international scientific communities in his area of interests including EFFRA and among the initiators of the IOF (Industrial Ontologies Foundry).
Dirk Vander Mierde
Head of Severstal Business System
Digital and Lean Transformation Director EMEA
Vice President Operations B&H EMEA
Fernando Ortega Feliu
Head of Automated Assembly
Airbus Defence & Space
Dr Gunter Beitinger
Vice President Manufacturing
Dr.-Ing.Dipl.Wirt.-Ing. Gunter Beitinger studied industrial engineering and business administration. After 5 years as a research collaborator at the University of Erlangen, he started his career 1999 with Siemens and held since than various responsibilities in countries like Mexico and USA and in different divisions like Siemens VDO Automotive, Healthcare, Process and Drives (PD) and now Digital Industries (DI)).
He worked as a management consultant, as Director of Industrial Engineering and Plant Manager for a Motor Plant in Mexico.
His current role is VicePresident Manufacturing of the Business Unit Factory Automation at the Division Digital Industries and leads in this function also the Electronics Works Amberg (EWA) and the Electronics Works Chengdu (SEWC).
Dr. Holger Feldhege
Holger Feldhege studied Business Administration and holds a PhD in Production Management. He has extensive experience in the sales and service business as well as production, engineering, and logistics. He worked in various management positions at Mannesmann and ThyssenKrupp Elevator, spending more than seven years in Asia. Upon his return to Germany in 2010, Holger Feldhege took on the position of CEO Manufacturing for the business unit Central, Eastern, and Northern Europe and later Senior Vice-President Manufacturing Elevator for the worldwide group. In 2014, Holger Feldhege joined Bühler as Head of Manufacturing & Logistics. In 2017, he was named Chief Operations Officer responsible for Manufacturing, Logistics, and Supply Chain. Holger Feldhege was born in 1968 and is German.
Vice President Global Operations Services
I have been working for Datwyler for over 8 years, starting as Continuous Improvement Manager. Held different functions within operations. Recently appointed as VP Global Operations Services.
As VP Global Operations Services, I am responsible to support the business with professional centralised services, which consist of Investment Mgt, Technology Mgt, Global supply chain, Global process engineering and our own Datwyler Production System.
- Master of science in chemical engineering
- Lean Six Sigma Black belt
- In 2018, I graduated as a Master of Business Administration (MBA) of the University of Louisville, Kentucky
Senior Director Upper Extremity Manufacturing
Project Management, Production
MTU Aero Engines
Senior Head of Production
Luigi La Morgia
Vice President, Manufacturing and Supply Chain
Manufacturing Technology Specialist
Deputy General Manager
Dr Michael Gawronski
Vice President, Business Segment Enterprise & Industrial Projects
LEONI Fiber Optics GmbH
Morten Just Blangsted
Morten is Senior Partner, heading the life science sector in Valcon and Key Account Manager for Ferring Pharmaceuticals. Totally he has 20 years of managerial experience from the pharmaceutical sector. When Morten was working in the industry it was first as a line manager, managing maintenance- and production-related projects in both Novo Nordisk and H. Lundbeck in aseptic production, tabletting and pharmaceutical packaging. Later Morten was Managing Director at a pharmaceutical sub supplier, delivering packaging, liquid filling, powder filling, dispensing of raw materials, APIs and excipients and chemical analyses.
Morten has been working on the other side of the table as a consultant at Valcon for the last eight years’ where he has been focusing on maintenance, production, OPEX and supply chain management.
Chief Operating Officer
Pilkington Deutschland AG
Continuous Improvement and Autonomous Maintenance Director
Chief Quality Officer
Dr.-Ing. Sebastian Gottschalk
VP SC Strategy and Engineering
Dr.-Ing. Sebastian Gottschalk studied Mechanical Engineering at the RWTH Aachen in Germany and INSA de Lyon in France. He did his PhD studies on Production Engineering and obtained an Executive MBA title of the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland).
After working as leader of the business unit Production Management in industry consultancy and research at the RWTH Aachen he joined Beiersdorf AG in 2009. He took here the global responsibility for the production network development and Beiersdorf´s global production efficiency program and built and started-up the company’s biggest overseas facility in Mexico.
Today Sebastian is leading Beiersdorf’s Supply Chain Transformation and global Engineering overseeing the master planning and Capex program for the production network.
Head of Quality and ACE
Head of Manufacturing
Dr Urbain Bruyere
Vice President of EHS Pharma Supply Chain
Dr Urbain Bruyere is GSK vice president, environment, health and safety, pharma supply chain. He has spent most of his career developing global safety and operational risk improvement programmes across oil & gas and mining firms. Urbain began his career with BP managing onshore and offshore oil and gas operations. After the Texas City refinery explosion, he was responsible for rolling out global programmes to improve the safety culture and to build leadership and technical capability at production sites. Before joining GSK, Bruyere led safety change management at Anglo-American, a major mining company. In 2013, he earned a BP-sponsored doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania researching how teams achieve both safety and efficiency by adapting to real-world complexity. He is a chartered engineer and a fellow of the Institute of Chemical Engineers.
Prof Wolfgang Wahlster
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)
Chair, Board of Directors
Global Director of Client Development
Performance Solutions by Milliken
Jordan Workman serves as Global Director of Client Development for Performance Solutions by Milliken. He leads a team focused on partnerships and strategy within the manufacturing and supply chain functions of multi-national clients. Clients served span a variety of industries, including agri-business, pulp & paper, packaging, medical, pharma, chemical, food and beverage, mining and specialty plastics.
Prior to joining Performance Solutions by Milliken, Jordan was employed by Owens Corning for almost a decade, where he last served as Marketing Director for a global business unit and was responsible for creating and executing the go-to-market strategy that aligned commercial, supply chain, and operational capabilities. He also served as Business Development Leader for greater China based in Shanghai. He brings a wealth of knowledge on how to bridge cross-cultural differences and drive performance in the journey to business excellence.
Jordan holds a degree in Economics & Political Science from West Virginia University.