Smiths Industries: Ferrie, Head of Aerospace

Smiths Industries has designated John Ferrie as the new head of Smiths Industries Aerospace, following Norman Barber’s retirement at the end of the current financial year, July 31. Ferrie will come on-board as executive director on April 10.

Ferrie joins Smiths from Rolls-Royce plc where he served since 1998 as executive vice-president, business operations, Rolls-Royce Allison. He started with Rolls-Royce in 1964, moving up the ladder with administrative appointments in production, engineering, project management and commercial activities. Most recently, he is credited with restructuring the business operations of the Allison Engine Co. in synchronization with Rolls-Royce’s global organization.

Ferrie holds a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering and completed his engineering doctorate at Warwick University, United Kingdom, in 1998. He plans to relocate from Indianapolis to the UK and will be based at Smiths’ Northwest London headquarters.

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Barfield: Rogers, Denise, VPs
Barfield Inc. has appointed John Rogers as its vice president of customer support and Frederic Denise as vice president of sales and marketing for Barfield’s Sogerma Maintenance Group. Rogers has been with Barfield for 12 years, most recently as director of sales and marketing. Denise joined the Sogerma Group 14 years ago, holding positions in Asia, France and most recently, Miami.

Barfield may be reached by telephone at 305-871-3900 (Miami), 404-761-4321 (Atlanta), and 562-492-6447 (Long Beach, Calif.).

Northrop Grumman: Martin, Marketing Director
Northrop Grumman Corp. named James J. Martin as director of marketing and business development for its Electric Sensors and Systems Sector (ES3) at Baltimore, Md. Martin, who joined the company in 1982, is now responsible for sector-wide marketing strategies, domestic and international marketing support for the business units, and will also serve as ES3’s congressional liaison. Visit

Collins Government Systems: Nieuwsma, VP Engineering
Steven J. Nieuwsma was promoted to vice president of engineering for Rockwell Collins Government Systems. He is responsible for managing all Government Systems engineering activities, in addition to continuing his role as senior director of communications systems engineering. Nieuwsma joined Rockwell Collins in 1979.

Collins also named Bruce M. King as director of KC-135 programs and Gregory S. Churchill as vice president, business development for Rockwell Collins Government Systems.

Visit www.collins.rockwell for more information.

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