Airbus Defence and Space has appointed Barbara
Bergmeier as Head of Operations and Member of the Executive
Committee, effective 1 December 2018.
Barbara succeeds André-Hubert Roussel, 53, who will become Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of
ArianeGroup, a 50-50 joint venture between Airbus and Safran,
effective 1 January 2019.
Dirk Hoke, CEO
of Airbus Defence and Space, said, “Barbara is a seasoned leader
in complex industrial ecosystems. She brings extensive experience
in Manufacturing-Operations, Digital Transformation, Supply Chain
Management, Production Restructuring, Design and Set-up of
assembly lines and a strong international background – all assets
which are of paramount importance for the further implementation
of our growth strategy in the coming years.”
Barbara joins Airbus
Defence and Space from Vilsbiburg, Germany-based Dräxlmaier Group,
where she has been Chief Operating Officer and an Executive Board
Member since 2014. In that capacity, she has been in charge of 50
production sites in 20 countries and has been instrumental in
expanding the company’s industrial footprint in Asia and in the
Before joining Dräxlmaier Group in 2014, Barbara
worked at automotive company BMW Group where she held
various senior management positions from 1990. Among others, she
was Senior Vice President HR Management/Services at the company’s
headquarters in Munich, Vice President Chassis & Drive Components
in Dingolfing, Germany and Vice President Assembly and
Logistics at BMW’s Spartanburg plant in the U.S.
holds a degree in business administration from the
University of Applied Sciences in Landshut, Germany.