Cristian Lala

Lasers in space @ Mynaric

Angestellt, Director of Build Reliability, Mynaric

Abschluss: Master's, University of Cambridge

Munich, Germany


Luft- und Raumfahrttechnik
Project Management
Management Consulting
Aircraft Structures
Aerospace Engineering
Design Thinking
Aircraft construction
Luft- und Raumfahrt
Research and Development
international work experience
New Product Design
Change Management
Configuration Management
Strategy Management
Operations management
Business Development
Business strategy
MS Office
Space technology
Space science


Professional experience for Cristian Lala

  • Current 3 years and 2 months, since May 2021

    Director of Build Reliability


    •Heading the quality operations dept. for space and air based laser telecommunication terminals manufacture. • Accountable for defining the quality operations strategy, hiring, process digitalization, implementation of a Non-Conformance management system in Jira, definition & deployment of quality inspection points, representing quality interests in product data management.

  • 2 months, Mar 2021 - Apr 2021

    Safety Engineer


    •Temporarily responsible for laser telecommunication safety engineering topics.

  • 1 year and 8 months, Dec 2018 - Jul 2020

    Product Assurance Manager

    Airbus Defence and Space

    •External contractor from AKKA Technologies responsible for Product Assurance activities on spacecraft solar arrays (non-conformance review boards, test/manufacturing readiness reviews, delivery review boards, interface to suppliers/customers) •Leading quality topics concerning the digitisation and automation of Solar Array production (the implementation of an AI model for the automated detection and classification of solar cell cracks, quality work package leader for the new automated assembly line)

  • 7 months, Nov 2017 - May 2018


    Cambridge University Partner Companies

    The master’s covered management consulting projects at: - WFEL: operations proj. to improve the NDT testing infrastructure & quality processes for military bridges production - Leonardo Helicopters: operations proj. aimed lowering the quality inspection times in manufacture of helicopter gears & transmissions - Eltek Data Loggers: strategy proj. focused on market analysis - Marshall Aerospace & Defence: strategy proj. assessing innovative manufacture technologies for auxiliary fuel tanks in a/c

  • 1 year, Sep 2016 - Aug 2017

    Design Engineer

    Diehl Aircabin GmbH

    Created 2D/3D CAD models, BoMs, managed technical queries coming from suppliers working on work packages, created configuration management documents for Bombardier’s Global 7000 interiors, acted as deputy for one of the lead engineers when on leave. Software Used: CATIA V5, Teamcenter, SAP, BDI, dexSupplier, MS Office, Lotus Notes.

  • 2 months, Jul 2016 - Aug 2016

    Design Quality Checker

    Sogeclair Aerospace GmbH

    Temporarily supported the QC3 (quality check) team at Premium Aerotec Group (PAG) in checking Drawing Sets, technical drawings and 3D components for the Airbus A350 Programme. Software Used: PAG DQ Tool, CATIA V5, PDMLink.

  • 1 year, Jul 2015 - Jun 2016

    Design Engineer and Project Management Support

    Airbus Defence & Space GmbH

    External contractor from SOGECLAIR aerospace GmbH working as Mechanical Design Engineer and Project Management Support. Supported the Mechanical Chief in daily Project Management tasks for the ASR-NG (Airport Surveillance Radar) Team as well as designing mechanical parts for the radar system. Software used: CATIA V5, Windchill, SAP, MS Project, Teamcentre.

  • 3 years and 1 month, Jun 2011 - Jun 2014

    Student Ambassador

    Coventry University "Recruitment and Admissions Office"

    Student ambassador on Open Days and on other university events for the Recruitment and Admissions Office. Developed communication skills, talking to prospective students and administrative skills, doing other office-based tasks.

  • 1 year, Aug 2012 - Jul 2013

    Catia V5 Design Engineer/Konstrukteur

    Bertrandt Ingenieurbüro Hamburg GmbH

    Airbus Deutschland validated Design Engineer in Bertrandt’s Structures Development Department, working on the Airbus A350's primary structure. Involved in designing structural components and assemblies for the Wing Upper Cover & Fuselage Shells; Also prepared technical drawings, Bills of Materials & technical documents. Gained superior knowledge in CFRP/CFK, CATIA V5 (GSD, CPD, Drafting, Part Design workbenches), trained to use VPM and PDMLink.

  • 6 months, Jan 2012 - Jun 2012

    Practical Activities Manager

    Coventry Unversity "Students Aerospace Association"

    As a board member of Coventry University's Aerospace Association, I initiated and managed different restoration projects done in the university’s aerospace laboratory. Improved project management skills and team working skills, further developed metalworking skills and “hands on skills”.

  • 9 months, Oct 2011 - Jun 2012

    Engineering & Computing Faculty Councillor

    Coventry University Student's Union

    Pro-actively responsible for providing students with a powerful voice in the decision making body of the students union, developing initiative, persuasiveness and public speaking skills.

  • 1 month, Sep 2011 - Sep 2011


    SC Aero-Scoroget SRL

    Worked alongside a team of technicians and engineers doing aircraft maintenance and flight preparation on a fleet of Antonov AN-2 crop-spraying aircraft; Improved “hands-on skills”, communication skills.

  • 3 years and 8 months, Oct 2006 - May 2010


    Interact Club Arad

  • 1 year, Jun 2008 - May 2009


    Interact Club Arad

    Interact is Rotary International’s service club for young people aged up to 18. Interact clubs are sponsored by individual Rotary clubs, which provide support and guidance, but they are self-governing and self-supporting. I managed and led the youth club of Rotary Club Arad; Initiated humanitarian & interculturality projects, committed to some old projects. During my presidency I acquired the following skills: leadership, project management, time management, self-awareness, persuasiveness, communication.

  • 1 year and 10 months, Sep 2004 - Jun 2006

    Memeber of the Central Elections Bureau

    Youth Parliament Project

    Part of the initial team that had the goal to setup up, organise and carry out the first youth democratic elections in my home town. Developed team working, interpersonal skills and communication skills

Educational background for Cristian Lala

  • 11 months, Oct 2017 - Aug 2018

    Industrial Systems, Manufacture and Management

    University of Cambridge

    Master’s course aimed at addressing the whole value chain and building an integrated view of manufacturing spanning: production processes, op. management and supply chain, data and simulation, marketing, strategy, product/service delivery and industrial economics.

  • 1 year and 7 months, Jan 2015 - Jul 2016

    Leadership & Career Development

    Coventry University

    Postgraduate course equivalent to one third of a master’s delivered online. Relevant modules included: Management & Leadership, Project Management for Business.

  • 1 month, Feb 2014 - Feb 2014

    Design Thinking

    Hochschule Luzern

    Attended the fifth edition of the International Winter School Lucerne with the leading topic: Design Thinking. In collaboration with Stanford University, Design Thinking lectures and workshops were led by Prof. Larry J. Leifer, Director of the Center for Design Research at Stanford University.

  • 3 years and 10 months, Sep 2010 - Jun 2014

    Aerospace Systems Engineering

    Coventry University, UK

    Electrical Engineering, Aircraft Principles and Practice, Aeronautical Engineering, Engineering Management, Engineering Mathematics, Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Avionics Systems, Aerospace Systems Engineering, Flight Dynamics, Control and Modelling, German.


  • English


  • German


  • Romanian

    First language

  • Italian




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