Industry Advisor – Aerospace & Aviation
Ralf is a high-energy entrepreneurial leader recognized for creating, growing and mentoring complex organizations to serve worldwide customers. He drives exceptional business results by effectively managing the changes that drive business growth while continually adapting to budgetary pressures and evolving KPIs.
Ralf’s experience within the global Aerospace/Aviation world allows him to provide the guidance and strategic vision necessary for complex, multicultural and unionized organizations to flourish. Committed and innovative, he stays focused on creating sustainable value by inspiring future leaders and creating environments where profits count while motivation also prevails.
Ralf joined Argo Consulting as a member of the Advisory Board as Industrial Council in 2020 and currently assists Argo Inc. with his knowledge, relations and industry experience.
Most recently, Ralf held the position of General Manager at Heli-One Canada, where in spite of the challenges associated with leading over 200 employees through a Chapter 11 transition, he succeeded in developing new business opportunities for legacy products and grew revenue by over 30% within 3 years.
Prior to Heli-One, Ralf ran MTU Maintenance Canada (a subsidiary of MTU Aero Engines Germany) as President & CEO for over a decade. Under his leadership of over 400 employees, the company quadrupled revenues, won lucrative US government contracts and grew a new business line that proved to be a key foundation for future business successes.
While in Germany, Ralf worked as Assembly Line Director for Rolls-Royce in Dahlewitz, as well as Maintenance Director for MTU Aero Engines in Munich.
Ralf holds an Engineering Diploma of ‘Production Technology & Organization’ of the University Ulm, and an ‘Industrial Engineering’ Diploma of the REFA Institute Darmstadt, both from Germany.
Outside the boardroom, you’ll find Ralf training as a triathlete, having already finished one full Ironman Canada triathlon in Whistler and competing regularly in an annual Half-Ironman.