Thomas Hoffmann

Director of Operations, Lufthansa Technik Aero Alzey

Thomas Hoffmann leads the operations of aircraft engine overhaul at Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey (LTAA). LTAA is the Center of Excellence within the Lufthansa Technik Group for engines of regional aircrafts and business jets. Since 2008, he is responsible for engineering and production, leading roughly 400 engineers and mechanics to overhaul more than 400 engines per year and serve more than 130 customers on-site. As an MBA student at Ashridge Management College in London,  Thomas was introduced to TOC, and finally had the chance 12 years later to successfully implement these principles with the support of Goldratt Consulting. Thomas also holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Karlsruhe, Germany and was a research engineer at the combustion labs at Arizona State University.  He lives with his son and wife near Frankfurt.


Stability in Turbulence. A presentation on how Lufthansa Technik Aero Alzey’s TOC based production system has helped navigate fluctuating demand, changing product mix and new engine introduction all at the same time. The presentation will address how the company uses their IT systems to help institutionalize and sustain TOC rules.