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Judging Panel

 

The 2014 Crystal Cabin Award members of the Judging Panel in alphabetical order:

Vern Alg

Peter Bishop

Kent D. Craver

Tony Dixon

Dr Holger Friehmelt

Adam Gavine

Prof Werner Granzeier

Peter Hardie

Kirby J. Harrison

Masroor Hasan

Dr Dierk Hickmann

Sean Johnson

Michael Kaye

Rachel Khong

Patrick Lutz

Melissa Raudebaugh

Dr Joachim Schneider

Rolf Dieter Sellge

Fernando Ponzo de Siqueira

Martin Sperber

Russ Summers

Paul Sweeney

Prof Peter Vink

Ingo Wuggetzer

Vern Alg

Independent Consultant in Aircraft Interiors Project Management

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Peter Bishop

Managing Director Bishop GmbH

Peter Bishop is a Chartered Aeronautical Engineer, he is founder and Managing Director of Bishop GmbH - Aeronautical Engineers, and AFCS - Aircraft Fuel Cell Systems GmbH. Mr. Bishop possesses nearly 30 years aeronautical experience. He is the holder of several patents, including in the field of cabin interior.

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Kent D. Craver

Director Passenger Satisfaction & Revenue, The Boeing Company

Kent D. Craver has been working in the commercial airline industry for 20 years: 15 years at Continental Airlines with responsibility for the onboard passenger experience and 5 years at Boeing Commercial Airplanes as an interiors specialist influencing the cabin interiors philosophy.

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Tony Dixon

Editor Airliner World Magazine

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Dr Holger Friehmelt

Managing Director, AAT Composites (Pty) Ltd.

Dr Holger Friehmelt has more than 25 years of professional experience in the aviation industry. Beyond various research and technology positions both in Germany and the U.S. for several companies, Holger Friehmelt was in different management functions for project and product management at Recaro Aircraft Seating. He is now leading AAT Composites, an aerospace supplier based in Cape Town, South Africa, as managing director.

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Adam Gavine

Editor, Aircraft Interiors International Magazine

Adam Gavine is the editor of Aircraft Interiors International, published by UKIP Media&Events, the founder of Aircraft Interiors Expo. The magazine is the industry's leading publication, providing its 12,000+ readers with the latest information on the most important new innovations, products, technologies and airline case studies, via its beautifully illustrated pages and sharply written articles. Adam is also editor of sister titles Airline Entertainment International and Airline Catering International.

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Prof Werner Granzeier

Professor Emeritus of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences HAW

Prof. Granzeier works in the european aerospace industry since 1974, MBB, VFW-FOKKER and AIRBUS Industrie. Since 1984 he is a consultant for transportation industrial design for e.g. BOEING, FACC, DASELL Cabin interior, AIRBUS and DIEHL. Furthermore he is a member of german parlamentary group-Aviation and Space Group in the Bundestag/FORUM e.V. in Berlin.

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Peter Hardie

Aviation Consultant

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Kirby J. Harrison

Senior Editor Aviation International News

Kirby Harrison has been a writer, editor and news photographer since 1965 when he was in the U.S. Navy and assigned to the public affairs office on the USS Springfield, homeported in Villefranche, France. Following retirement, he returned to school and was graduated with honors in 1991 from Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Photojournalism. Mr. Harrison has been employed by Aviation International News for many years and one of his annual assignments is the aircraft interiors completion and refurbishment special report, which he has been writing for nine years. He has covered the Aircraft Interiors Expo since it began in Cannes, France.

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Masroor Hasan

Vice President Technical Aircraft Program, Qatar Airways

 

Dr Dierk Hickmann

CEO Engineering Office Dierk Hickmann

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Sean Johnson

Director of Completions product development for the Global 7000&8000, Bombardier Aerospace

Sean Johnson is the Director of Completions product development for the Global 7000&8000. He has worked for Bombardier Aerospace for nearly 20 years in various leadership positions. He is responsible for designing the next generation of innovative business aircraft interiors for the flagship of the Bombardier product line, and for interacting with Bombardier Aerospace clients to capture their unique and special needs. He holds a Bachelor Degree from The University of Waterloo in Mechanical Engineering.

 

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Michael Kaye

Technical Director Germanwings

Michael Kaye is Technical Director of Germanwings with two areas of responsability, nominated Postholder Maintainance of the CAMO since February 2007 and accountable Manager for the EASA145 Organization, which has started in May 2008.

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Rachel Khong

Manager, Premium Product, Cathay Pacific

Rachel leads the teams that manage the onboard and ground passenger experience. The onboard and ground teams have direct responsibility for managing the customer proposition, setting service standards and developing new product innovations for the First Class and Business Class cabins and lounges across the Cathay Pacific network.

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Patrick Lutz

Head of Audit Programme at Aviation Quality Services

Patrick Lutz, Head of Audit Program at the Aviation Quality Services GmbH (AQS), is responsible for the worldwide coordination of 55 aviation safety inspectors, so called IOSA auditors. Amongst other issues the IOSA program requires in depth auditing of the airline’s cabin management. Complying with the IOSA standard is mandatory for airlines wishing to become or stay IATA members.

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Melissa Raudebaugh

General Manager – Aircraft Experience, Delta Air Lines

Melissa Raudebaugh is a member of Delta Air Lines’ Customer Experience team and currently serves as General Manager – Aircraft Experience. In her role, Melissa leads the team responsible for defining and developing new products directly related to the cabin interior. During her 14 years at Delta, Melissa has held positions in Supply Chain, Interiors Engineering, Fleet Strategy and Aircraft Acquisitions. She has a Mechanical Engineering degree from Georgia Institute of Technology and a Masters in Business Administration from Georgia State University. Prior to joining Delta, Melissa served as a test engineer at Rocketdyne.

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Dr Joachim Schneider

Vice President Product Management, Lufthansa German Airlines

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Rolf Dieter Sellge

Aviation Consultant

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Fernando A. Ponzo de Siqueira

Senior Manager Interiors Engineering, Embraer

Fernando Antônio Ponzo de Siqueira graduated in Mechanical Engineering in 1983 (Brazil). He has been working for Embraer since 1984. Throughout this period of time, he has worked in the following teams: Structures, Interiors, Programs, Marketing Intelligence, Customer Services. Currently he is leading the Interiors Area for new developments.

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Martin Sperber

Head of team aviation at TUV Rheinland automotive GmbH

Martin Sperber is head of the team aviation at TUV Rheinland automotive GmbH in Cologne, Germany since 1988. His main activities and responsibilities are project management, planning, supervision and realization in the fields: management of complex and large national and international projects, aviation passive safety, development of energy absorption elements in vehicles, biomechanics, child restraint systems and advisory assistance to manufactures of vehicles and components.

He is an expert for different European working groups in the field of passive safety. Furthermore he has got knowledge and experiences in the field of noise measurements of propeller driven aircrafts and of aviation regulation in airworthiness and operation (National, EASA (JAA), FAA).

Martin Sperber won the O.S.T.I.V- Prize 1999 for the outstanding work on crashworthiness adding to improved cockpit design.

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Russ Summers

Senior Manager Aircraft Acquisitions and Retirements, Alaska Airlines

Russell “Russ” Summers is the Senior Manager of Aircraft Acquisitions and Retirements for Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air. He is also responsible for aircraft configuration change management, including new product design and offer-ability on Boeing 737 aircraft, business cases and contracts, and fleet planning. Russ has 27 years in maintenance and engineering, the last 15 years of which he has been accepting airplanes, and facilitating internal, cross-divisional reviews of aircraft configuration opportunities. Russ holds a BS of Professional Aeronautics and Aviation and Aerospace Safety from Embry-Riddle, and FAA A&P and pilots ratings. He is attending the University of Washington’s MBA College.

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Paul Sweeney

Program Manager Aircraft Design & Projects, Qantas Airways

Paul Sweeney is currently the Program Manager for the Aircraft design & Projects Group at Qantas Airways managing the project management group responsible for new aircraft line fit cabin development and aircraft reconfigurations. Paul has 15 years’ experience in the aviation industry working across aircraft seating, cabin design and IFE. Paul’s background as an engineer has seen him participate in the development of leading edge technologies both technically and commercially.

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Prof Peter Vink

Head Department Environmental Design, TNO

Peter Vink is research manager at TNO, the second largest applied scientific research organisation in Europe. At TNO he motivates 42 researchers and designers in the field of environments, comfort, productivity and health. He is also professor at the faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology, where he teaches, guides students (PhD and MSc) and conducts research. He has more than 200 publications in the field of participative design and comfort.

Peter Vink is also Chairman of the Crystal Cabin Award Judging Panel since October 2011.

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Ingo Wuggetzer

Ingo Wuggetzer, Vice President Cabin Innovation & Design, Airbus Operations GmbH

Ingo Wuggetzer, Vice President Cabin Innovation & Design, is responsible for innovations and design of future Airbus Cabins. After studying aeronautical engineering and business administration, Ingo Wuggetzer worked for a top international management consultancy. He then became the General Manager Cabin Development and Product Innovation for Lufthansa’s in-flight-products. Furthermore, he held various roles within this airline, such as Leader of Aircraft Asset Management Group and Senior Manager in the Corporate Strategy Department, being responsible for fleet strategy decisions and business cycle management.

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