John Ferrie is to head Smiths Industries Aerospace, succeeding Norman Barber who is retiring. Ferrie joins the UK company as executive director on 10 April and takes over aerospace responsibilities from 31 July. He was previously executive vice-president (VP) business operations for Rolls-Royce. Newly formed Lockheed Martin Aeronautics has completed its senior management team under president Dain Hancock. Four VPs have been appointed: Tom Burbage - customer requirements; Robert Elrod - programmes; John McCarthy - finance and Ralph Heath - operations. Former European competition commissioner Karel Van Miert has been appointed to the SAirGroup advisory board. Jean-Luc Engerand has joined transmissions specialist Hispano-Suiza as chairman and chief executive (CEO) from Snecma group sister company Messier-Bugatti. Michael O'Sullivan is the new business systems director of UK charter carrier JMC Airlines, responsible for meeting systems needs. The appointment follows his management of the integration of Flying Colours and Caledonian Airways. President Edward Kiley and chief financial officer Richard Orzechowski of Advanced Technical Products (ATP) subsidiary Alcore have had their employment terminated. ATP is investigating possible irregularities in company books. Alan Baldwin, ATP board member and previous CEO and chairman of Lunn Industries, is the new president of the composites manufacturer. British Airways' London Gatwick-based subsidiary, CityFlyer Express, has named Paul Roberts financial controller. He replaces Chris Simpson. aviationX, a US Internet start-up linking airlines with suppliers, has appointed Mark Tedone VP product and network development. He was previously VP of Sabre Technology Solutions. Stan Dubyn is to join commercial space exploration company SpaceDev as chief operating officer (COO) and president. He was previously COO and senior VP at Spectrum Astro.

Source: Flight International