Datuk Zulkarnain Mohamed
SENIOR DIRECTOR, MALAYSIA OPERATIONS SPIRIT AEROSYSTEMS MALAYSIA SDN BHD
Datuk Zulkarnain Mohamed is the Senior Director of Operations and General Manager for Spirit Aerosystems Malaysia. He joined Spirit in 2014 as the Head of Supply Chain.
Before joining Spirit Malaysia, Datuk Zul was the Chief Operating Officer at Composites Technology Research Malaysia CTRM, responsible for the establishment, development and growth for CTRM Aero Composites. CTRM Aero Composites is the premium Aerostructures manufacturer especially in Composites Manufacturing.
He was part of the pioneering group which started the composites aerostructures manufacturing through the Eagle Aircraft Program in 1994. The Eagle Aircraft is an all composites two seater aircraft which is CAA Australia and US FAA certified.
In 1996, he led a team in operationalizing the CTRM manufacturing facility in Melaka and later started manufacturing of the Eagle and Lancair Aircraft. In 2000, CTRM Aero Composites was created and he became the GM and later the senior GM until 2008 when he was promoted to Group COO. CTRM Aero Composites produced composites part for Airbus and Boeing in the A300, A320, A380, A400M and B787.
He is also given the trust to co- chair the manufacturing workshop to develop the Malaysian National Aerospace Blueprint 2015-2030. Currently he is the Vice President for the Malaysian Aerospace Industry Association MAIA.
He is a graduate from Purdue University, Indiana, USA in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering.