AEG Power Solutions Strengthens Team with New Sales VPs

October 22, 2014 by Jeff Shepard

AEG Power Solutions announces the addition of two new Sales Vice-Presidents, Hans Van Nikkelen Kuijper, and John Ferriman. Van Nikkelen Kuijper and Ferriman have highly experienced senior profiles and are considered expert in the power electronics business. Hans Van Nikkelen Kuijper is a seasoned sales professional and manager having been in various management positions including CEO and General Manager with a long tenured track record on power electronics. Hans will help to move forward the development of the business in AEG PS' core industrial markets. He commenced working October 1.

John Ferriman is a global sales manager with a proven successful track record in business development and market penetration. His experience spans geographies where the existing Oil & Gas and Petrochemical industry are located UK, Middle-East, Caspian region, as well as the developing regions of the CIS and the middle east, notably Kazhakstan, Iraq West Africa. John will lead the Oil & Gas business development efforts for the group commencing November 1.

These appointments contribute to the continued growth and excellence in customer service and development in industrial markets. AEG Power Solutions successfully completed a restructuring program in August to refocus on its core strengths in industrial power supplies, power control and advanced power solutions in emerging technologies such as energy storage.

“I am very pleased to have John and Hans join the team”, comments Jeffrey Casper, who’s managing the Group. “AEG PS is a world class company that with a renewed focus on its core markets and strong competitive position is well positioned to develop in a highly attractive industry over the coming years. Our customer base continues to stand behind our capabilities and the additions of John and Hans are a testament of our ability to attract and retain best in class people. Their addition will reinforce our sound foundations and build an agile, customer-centric organization. I’m looking forward to working with Hans and John to serve our customers and enhance the benefit they get from our solutions.”

Hans Van Nikkelen Kuijper is an experienced executive with a broad management experience. He worked eight years for Schneider Electric as Commercial Director Industry & Industrial Automation in the Netherlands and joined AEG Power Solutions from 2006 to 2011, serving as a sales executive and managing director of the Netherlands sales office. Hans’ familiarity with AEG PS is a strong asset. In 2011, Hans became CEO of Mastervolt. After Mastervolt was acquired in 2013 Hans founded and runs a BtoB e-commerce company and consulting practice. Hans is a graduate of TSM Business School and Twente University in the Netherlands with an Executive Master in Business Administration and holds a Bachelor in Electrical Engineering. He continued his educational pursuits via completion of INSEAD Executive Education programs, with a focus in Finance and Innovation Management

John Ferriman joins AEG PS from Eta-Com, an electronic component manufacturer where he was the Sales Director for UK and Middle-East. Ferriman started his career as a product manager for ABB in 1994. He joined Eaton Corporation two years later in sales and soon became Sales manager for Western Europe for Eaton Electrical. After 14 successful years he joined Rolta India as Sales Manager for UK and Europe, extending his experience in the delivery of "Offshore" project engineering Oil & Gas Projects executed in Mumbai to major Global EPC's. He had joined AEG Power Solutions in 2012 after two years as Global Sales manager at Powell Industries (Switchgear and instrumentation). John Ferriman graduated in Electronic Engineering at Gloucester College of Art and Technology (GLOCAT) and has an advanced diploma in Marketing.