EFW is led by two managing directors whose combined expertise drives the sustainable growth of Elbe Flugzeugwerke.

Jordi Boto and Kai Mielenz embody a leadership synergy that harmonizes global insights with local knowledge and strategic foresight with on-the-ground excellence. 

Their combined expertise drives the sustainable growth of Elbe Flugzeugwerke.

Since September 2022, their partnership has demonstrated our dedication to meeting customer needs and providing value, driving us to explore new frontiers in the aviation industry.

Managing Directors

Jordi Boto (CEO)

Jordi Boto is Elbe Flugzeugwerke’s Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for overseeing EFW’s strategy and growth. Appointed CEO in 2022, Boto served previously as Chief Operating Officer between 2020 and 2022. A Spanish native, with German citizenship, Boto began his career as an engineer and spent more than 25 years in senior leadership positions at Airbus, including finance and development. Boto left Airbus to join ATR, the world's leading manufacturer of regional turboprop aircraft, and as the CEO of EADS ATR he oversaw production ramp-up per year grow from 6 to 58 aircraft. Boto then became Head of the Power 8 program, charged with restoring Airbus’s financial and operational health following issues caused by the development of the A380 and A400M. In generating more than 5 billion Euro savings per year, Boto helped pave the way for Airbus to have the means to launch the A350 program. Prior to joining EFW, Boto managed PFW Aerospace Speyer from 2012, where he completely turned around the fortunes of the company that was in a financially critical situation when he joined and which helped successfully sell to Total/Hutchinson in 2019. 

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Kai Mielenz (CFO & Labor Director)

Kai Mielenz is Elbe Flugzeugwerke’s Chief Financial Officer, a position he has held since 2021. He is responsible for EFW’s commercial management, accounting, controlling, treasury, IT, human resources and site services. As EFW’s labor director, he is also responsible for coordination between IG Metall, the works council and the EFW’s workforce. Born in Saxony, Mielenz is a business economist who has served EFW in various senior positions since 2005. He joined EFW from Bosch and, between 2008 and 2009, served as head of program controlling and procurement controlling at EADS in France, before returning to EFW. At EFW, Mielenz has played a key role in the successful implementation of the transfer of 55% of the shares from Airbus to ST Engineering and drove forward the integration of EFW into the ST Engineering Group.

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First Level Management

Our managing directors lead with the support of a highly experienced first level management team, bringing extensive expertise and skills to drive our company's success.

Wolfgang Schmid | SVP Marketing & Sales

Sabine Klie | Head of Human Resources

Torsten Kühn | SVP Aircraft Programs & Commercial

Patrick Fuchs | SVP Engineering

Arne Dedekind | Head of Quality Management

Alexander Korch | SVP Composite Solutions