Leading industry figures are honoured

Jim McFarlane, Nuclear Electric’s project manager at Sizewell B, received an OBE for his services to the nuclear power industry. He oversaw the team that designed, built and commissioned the PWR plant. Jaquelyn Longworth, operational safety and policy manager at Nuclear Electric, was awarded an MBE for services to engineering management. She is former president […]

Jim McFarlane, Nuclear Electric’s project manager at Sizewell B, received an OBE for his services to the nuclear power industry. He oversaw the team that designed, built and commissioned the PWR plant.

Jaquelyn Longworth, operational safety and policy manager at Nuclear Electric, was awarded an MBE for services to engineering management. She is former president of the Engineers and Managers’ Association, the union organising nuclear power engineers.

Simon Watts, chief scientist in the advanced technology directorate of Racal Radar Defence Systems, achieved an MBE for scientific services to the defence industry. Watts has become an expert in radar through his study of sea clutter, the effect of boats on wave patterns.

George Kennedy, chairman of Smiths Industries’ medical systems group, received a CBE for services to the healthcare industry and to export.

Kumar Bhattacharyya, professor of manufacturing systems at the University of Warwick, was awarded a CBE for services to industry and technology.

Peter Blair, managing director Racal Research, was awarded a CBE for services to the radar industry.

Knighthoods went to Grahame Odgers, chairman of the Monopolies and Mergers Commission, Bob Horton, chairman of Railtrack, and Peter Davis, chairman of the National Advisory Council for Education and Training Targets.

The industrial power group of Rolls-Royce has appointed Dr Peter Malkin as director of engineering responsible for R&D strategy; Dr Neil Baxter, as director of business development, will develop global markets; and Angela Goundry becomes marketing manager responsible for individual companies and units.

Board changes at Wagon Industrial, the precision engineering and automotive components group, include the appointment of David Kendall, as chairman on the retirement of Paul Taylor. Chief executive John Hudson has resigned.

BICC Compounds, the newly-formed business unit of BICC Cables, has appointed chartered chemist Dr Angela Holdsworth as unit manager.

Dr David Whittaker, 49, becomes technical controller of the composites and camshafts group of T&N. Previously with GKN, Whittaker succeeds Dr John Crabtree who retired last year.