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Meeting customer needs in a disruptive business environment

Keynote: The Aerospace Composite Material Supply Chain – A New Paradigm to meet Industry Needs in a Disruptive Business Environment

Presented by: Mr Paul Marks, Chairman and CEO of Argosy International Inc. New York & Shanghai

Presentation outline

The Global Aerospace Industry is enjoying healthy growth and the continued “industrialization” of composites. These trends require dramatic changes to how our industry manufactures, supplies, processes and certifies composite components for aerospace applications. Parallels to the pressures the current aerospace composite supply chain is facing can be drawn from the Automotive and Electronics industries in the 1990’s.

This presentation will share our best practices, from the supply chain perspective, that are helping our customers be more efficient and cost effective.


Mr. Paul Marks founded Argosy in 1988, and it is now the leading supplier of advanced composite materials and supplies to the aerospace and composites industries throughout Asia. With headquarters in New York and facilities located throughout Asia and Europe, the company manufactures aluminum honeycomb products in China for export to global markets in a joint venture with Xian Aircraft. Argosy distributes advanced composite materials and blends aerospace coatings. Argosy also provides comprehensive logistics services worldwide.
Mr. Marks is chairman of the boards of Argosy International Inc. and its global subsidiaries as well as Argosy’s joint venture, Argosy XAC Composite Materials Ltd., and a member of the board of directors of Argosy Fung Lee Industrial Company, Ltd. He is also a leading member of the American Chamber of Commerce, Shanghai where he is Co-Chairperson of the Chamber’s Export Compliance Working Group,  a member of SAMPE (Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering) and on the board of SAMPE China. Mr. Marks is a founding member and frequently serves as a session chairman at the International Forum on Composite Material Applications for Large Commercial Aircraft sponsored by the Chinese Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics.  He speaks fluent Chinese (Mandarin), resides in Shanghai with his family and has an academic background in Asian studies and Chinese language studies.