Laura Holmes

Angestellt, CEO, thyssenkrupp Aerospace Germany GmbH

Essen, Germany


Strategic Planning
Operational Excellence
Team leadership
Team Management
Customer Service Excellence
Program Management
Continuous Improvement
Supply chain management
Supply Chain Strategy
Business Transf
Transfer of businesses
Corporate Communications
Corporate Restructuring
Sales Management
Process Improvement
Digital strategy
Aerospace Industry
Business Development
Strategic business management
Strategic Business Development
International experience
International Business Development
Change Management
Project management
Operations management
Training and Development Management
Strategic Partnerships
Team Building
Employee relations
International negotiations
Negotiations with suppliers
focus on customer
Cross cultu
Customer Training
Spare parts management
Spare Parts Logistics
Service Management
Distribution Management
International Logistics Management


Professional experience for Laura Holmes

  • Current 6 years and 11 months, since May 2016


    thyssenkrupp Aerospace Germany GmbH

    Drive strategy, direction and performance of thyssenkrupp global aerospace business, with responsibility for providing comprehensive supply chain solutions, including the delivery of materials (primarily aluminum, titanium and steel) and value-added services to thousands of customers across the industry worldwide.

  • 4 years and 3 months, Mar 2012 - May 2016

    Managing Director

    Pratt & Whitney Aero Engines International GmbH (part of UTC)

    Launched PWAEI business (following acquisition of all rights and responsibilities formerly held by Rolls-Royce in IAE International Aero Engines AG), which included all aspects of company / program management, from procurement to engineering to product delivery and quality for V2500 engine high pressure compressor parts and final assembly services.

  • 1 year and 7 months, Sep 2010 - Mar 2012

    Director, Spares

    IAE International Aero Engines AG (with UTC)

    Directed engine spare parts business, including achievement of financial plan, management of customer base, oversight of supply chain, coordination of logistics/delivery across multiple locations and quality.

  • 4 years and 3 months, Jul 2006 - Sep 2010

    General Manager, Customer Training

    Pratt & Whitney (part of UTC)

    Managed global training team for both commercial and military programs, serving over 20,000 customers and guests annually. Transformed facilities into world-class conference and visitor centers, and spearheaded the development of new products, driving significant increases in revenue and customer satisfaction.

  • 11 months, Sep 2005 - Jul 2006

    Manager, Training and Development for Sales, Marketing & Customer Service

    Pratt & Whitney (part of UTC)

    Developed and launched a global training program for 200+ people as part of overall organizational transformation efforts, targeting key skill sets to motivate and enhance team performance, and ultimately increase revenue and customer satisfaction. Involved detailed cross-cultural project plan and effective communications.

  • 1 year and 5 months, Apr 2004 - Aug 2005

    General Manager, Product Sales

    Pratt & Whitney (part of UTC)

    Drove achievement of annual part repair sales targets across multiple facilities/sales teams in USA and Asia.

  • 4 years and 5 months, Nov 1999 - Mar 2004

    Manager, Product Sales

    Pratt & Whitney (part of UTC)

    Directed sales and business development activities for engine part repairs to MRO customers, growing revenue significantly through increase in market share as well as addition of new product and service offerings.

  • 7 years and 4 months, May 1992 - Aug 1999

    Marketing Manager

    Dynapower Corporation

    Responsible for all elements of marketing, from communications to product strategy. Highly involved in electrical power conversion and transformers product lines, and business negotiations/partnership with AlliedSignal.

Educational background for Laura Holmes

  • 2010 - 2011

    General Manager Development Program

    Duke University

  • 2007 - 2007

    Executive Development Program

    University of Virginia Darden School of Business

  • 1994 - 1996

    Master of Business Administration

    University of Vermont

  • 3 years and 11 months, Aug 1988 - Jun 1992

    Business Administration

    University of Vermont


  • English

    First language

  • German


  • Italian


  • Spanish




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