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Dr. Cathy Ferrie

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Executive Vice President Engineer...

Phone: (817) ***-****  
Email: c***@***.com
Local Address:  Fort Worth , Texas , United States

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Bachelor of Science , Aerospace Engineering
    Syracuse University
  • Master of Science , aerospace engineering
    Georgia Tech
  • Ph.D. , aerospace engineering
    Georgia Tech
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Textron - Bell Helicopter Announces New Members to Executive Leadership Team, 28 Aug 2013 [cached]
Effective immediately, Gunnar Kleveland will assume the role of senior vice president, Integrated Operations, Dr. Cathy Ferrie will serve as senior vice president, Engineering and Matt Hasik will take on the position of senior vice president, Commercial Programs.
Kleveland, Ferrie and Hasik will succeed Pete Riley and Jeff Lowinger in their respective roles as executive vice president, Integrated Operations, and executive vice president, Engineering and Commercial Programs.
Gunnar, Cathy and Matt are ready to assume their important new responsibilities, which is a testament to the efforts we have made in talent development and to our focus on building leader capability," said John Garrison, president and CEO at Bell Helicopter.
Dr. Cathy Ferrie will take on the role of senior vice president, Engineering. Dr. Ferrie joined Bell Helicopter fifteen years ago, serving in technical and leadership positions of increasing responsibility in Engineering. Most recently, she held the position of vice president, Xworx and Research, Development, Test and Evaluation. Under her leadership, the team has made dramatic improvements in advanced research and development efforts for the OH-58 and Bell 407 armed aircraft demonstrators, next generation rotor blade and hub technologies, as well as advanced materials and analytical tool development. Dr. Ferrie holds a Bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering from Syracuse University, a Master's degree and a Doctorate in Aerospace Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Ferrie is the Southwest Region director-at-large for the American Helicopter Society and is part of the NASA Aeronautics Roundtable.
2012 Annual International WAI Conference - Keynote Speakers, 25 Feb 2012 [cached]
Dr. Catherine Ferrie - Director, Xworx & Test and Evaluation at Bell Helicopter
Dr. Catherine Ferrie Dr. Catherine Ferrie is the Director of Bell Helicopter's Xworx and Test and Evaluation center in Arlington, Texas joining the company in 1997.
Dr. Ferrie and her team develop technologies for integration into Bell Helicopter's next generation products. The team at Xworx develops and tracks emerging technologies from a broad range of sources that can benefit the rotorcraft industry. Dr. Ferrie is responsible for efforts that range from basic research through concept development, rapid prototyping and testing. She also oversees the successful execution of all technology and manufacturing development programs at Bell Helicopter including all aircraft test and evaluation programs.
The American Helicopter Society (AHS) awarded Dr. Ferrie the prestigious Francois Xavier Bagnoud Award in 2002. This award is presented to an AHS member, under 30 years old, who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of the rotorcraft industry. Additionally, Dr. Ferrie earned the Harry T. Jensen award from AHS for her work supporting Rotorcraft Damage Tolerance efforts.
Dr. Ferrie supports the Expanding Your Horizons program, which is designed to encourage young women in 6th-8th grades to pursue careers in science and engineering, by developing and presenting a workshop entitled "Born to Fly."
Dr. Ferrie received her Master of Science and Ph.D. in aerospace engineering from Georgia Tech, and her Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Syracuse University. She is an active member of the American Helicopter Society where she served as the Deputy Director of Vehicle Integrity on the Technical Council and currently serves as the Southwest Director at Large on the Board of Directors.
Board of Directors, 10 Sept 2010 [cached]
Catherine H. Ferrie Chief, Advanced Sciences and Materials Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. Phone: 817-280-7689 Fax: 817-278-7689
AHS Southwest Chapter, 14 May 2008 [cached]
Dr. Catherine H. Ferrie (817)
AHS Southwest Chapter, 19 Nov 2008 [cached]
Southwest Region Vice President Dr. Catherine Ferrie
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