About Hans Büthker
Prior to joining GKN, he was CEO and Chairman of Fokker Technologies Management Board having been promoted from COO, responsible for the daily operation of the company and performance of Fokker Technologies. Before joining Fokker Technologies in 2006 as president of the Fokker Aerostructures Business Unit, he was Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) of Stork NV, responsible for the total Stork spend of approx. 1.2 billion euro, having held various executive management positions. Previous assignments include Managing Director Stork Industrial Modules and Stork Precisie. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and MBA at INSEAD, Fontainebleau.
About GKN Aerospace
GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier.
With around 50 manufacturing locations in 14 countries, we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world’s advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft.