" I first met Barry when I was with GE Aviation. I had sourcing and supply management responsibilities. I found Barry to be extremely intelligent and knowledgeable about the Aerospace and Defense Industry. He was leading the Supplier Excellence Alliance in their outreach to the A&D supply base. He has vast contacts at senior levels, and is always ready to help either at the Prime Level or the supplier level. He is well known in the industry for his follow through, and diligence. We have stay connected as our business pursuits overlap in the aerospace/defense industry. I highly recommend Barry as a great resource to the supply chain side of the aerospace/defense industry. "
Director Strategic Supply Chain Processes, GE Aviation
" Barry is like a walking encyclopedia with his professional knowledge of the aerospace supplier industry. He is my go-to person when I need help finding new business and he is able to give me the guidance on the angle of pursuing it. Barry has great vision when it comes to his craft and a willingness to honestly help you develop new strategies. I look forward to many more years of working with Barry on aerospace shows, conferences and business development opportunities. "
Petrina De Chine
Business Development Executive - AeroCon shows
" I have known Barry since 2000. We worked together at Peregrine Systems, Barry as a Regional Sales Manager, I was a Senior Product Specialist. Barry is one of the few people I have met that truly understand business and the systems and processes that are the foundation of a successful business. Barry and I have both owned and operated businesses in the past, In my opinion this is the only way to gain the insight and business experience that Barry possses. Any business can benefit from the background that Barry has obtained from actually owning and running a business inclusing his experience as a business consultant. "
Sr.Product Specialist (SWAT Team), Peregrine Systems
" I have worked with Barry over the last 10 years as a business consultant provider for me, he has provided outstanding service as a key provider of Aerospace & Defense supply chain expertise. Barry has an incredible depth of knowledge and business contacts in the industry from tier one customer base down to suppliers who service the industry. Barry works with his customer to provide detailed bottom line results, in terms of supply chain purchasing savings, to improved quality and delivery of certified suppliers in the industry. Barry can work on broad as well as specific projects and always meets expectations. I would highly recommend Barry. "
VP Supply Chain Cobham Aerospace&Defense
" I worked for Barry for over two years while I was involved in the SEA organization in the role of senior consultant. Barry has an extraordinary leadership style. His methods motivate people, to strive for the bigger and better. His sense of humor, his ability to calm people in high stress situations, makes for a pleasant work environment. Barry has a natural way with people. He is an extraordinary person to work on a project with, a natural leader! When it comes down to getting things done, you want to be on Barry's team! "
Corporate Director of Quality for; Custom Group Inc, Custom Aerospace Components LLC, Custom Machine LLC, Center for Manufacturing Technology
" I have worked with Barry as part of the Supplier Excellence Alliance and have come to appreciate his extensive knowledge and drive towards improving the competetive position of small business in the aerospace industry. Barry is well respected in the industry and has become a valued friend. His industry contacts and lean practices knowledge is a valuable asset for any company looking to improve their bvusiness and I would highly recommend Barry "
Vice President and General Manager, Capewell Components Company
" I met Barry through SEA and he was instrumental in helping my company begin the journey of Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement. Kept us on track as we started the process and was always available for consult. Worked well with our diverse Management group and was a pleasure to deal with. Detailed and great follow-up. "
Product Manager, Deutsch Mfg
" Barry was a superb sales manager. His sales and strategy instincts were excellent and he knew how to effectively manage sales folks. He gave us the freedom to be creative but was always there to keep us from getting into too much trouble "
National Account Manager, Peregrine Systems
" Barry has considerable experience in the aerospace and defense market, specifically in supply chain management and has numerous deep seated relationships within companies large and small. Barry is very well suited to connecting companies to companies and in building business partnerships and teaming opportunities. Barry is always the consummate sales manager by providing coaching and direction for a companies sales force as well as mentoring, motivating and driving individuals as well. "
National Sales Manager, Geater Machining and Manufacturing Co.
" I have had the privilege of knowing Barry for many years and have found him to be a consummate professional with a remarkable grasp of sales, operations, marketing and more. He is dependable and on target time after time. Barry is a man of integrity and candor and can be relied upon to deliver first class service in any industry. "
President, McAleer & Associates
" Barry was a great person to work for and an asset to Peregrine. He has a very forthright way of communicating so that he clearly kept his team pointed in the right direction. He also has an uncanny ability to find the sales strategy most likely to bring good client results. And he has a sense of humor...very essential! "
National Account Manager, Peregrine Systems
" Barry Neighbors is a great asset. His list of contacts and networks is immense. From strategies to tactical implementation in the sales arena, Barry is adept at success. Applications in Lean, Finance and Business Systems are what Barry excels at. Barry is focused on delivery of goals, he reads, he studies and he delivers. "
Lean Project Manager, Leonardo Group Americas
" Barry and I have worked in the same circles for years. A true professional that I seek out when I need to know what really is going on. Barry simply makes it happen "
President, Velocity Consulting Corp
" I am happy to recommend Barry due to his vast aerospace and defense knowledge, connections & supply chain insight. He is one of the "go to" guys in the industry "
MBA, CMC, Managing Director, Build It Backwards
" Barry is a very capable individual! His enthusiasm and energy make an instant impression on potential clients and business partners, but his follow through drives results. That's because his experience extends across both Sales and Operations and is not superficial. Barry is also extremely well-connected in the industries he represents and, as a result, provides introductions and opportunities for like-minded companies very quickly. I have worked with Barry for a number of years and highly recommend him "
Vice-President of Operations Excellence, TTM Technologies/Tyco Electronics Printed Circuit Group
" I met and worked with Barry while I was a senior supply chain executive at Lockheed Martin. We were engaged in an industry coalition to improve suppliers lean adoption. I was impressed with Barry's strategic approach to issues and his professionalism. His approach was always to build win-win solutions. His extensive A&D industry contacts and executive network is not only impressive, but speaks to his ability to build trusted relationships. "
John N. Hatch
Corporate Vice President, Global Supply Chain Management, Lockheed Martin
" During the time I worked with Barry, I found Barry to have a genuine interest in helping his clients become successful. Barry took the time to understand our situation, before helping us develop a solution that would fit our company "
VP Aerospace, Sparton Electronics
" Barry is an incredibly credible sales executive with extensive knowledge in several industries, the most prominent being the aerospace and defense markets. He has a unique ability to develop personal rapport with the very top executives of major companies and serve them with unique solutions that involve his creativity and honesty. It is without any reservations whatsoever that I recommend Barry Neigbors as an experienced and exceptionally effective sales executive and sales trainer for complex products or services. In my 40-year career, I know of no other person who compares with Barry's professionalism and effectiveness. If I were forming a team, he would be the very first person I would consider bringing in to add value. "
President / General Manager, EMS-Sandberg
" Barry is very knowledgeable about A&D supply chain, has excellent presentation skills, and is a professional leader with many supplier contacts in the industry "
Supplier Lean Project Manager, Boeing
"Barry is a make it happen type of professional. He and I met after he read a paper I had written. The paper was nothing compared to his interpretation and execution of the ideas in his business ecosystem. He knows how to build business and keep business relationships. Outstanding Executive! "
Global Director: 3D Internet and v-business, IBM
" As Vice President of Client Services for L5 Performance Systems, and the Supplier Excellence Alliance (SEA), from 2003-2005, my relationship with Barry was one of colleague and partner. Barry and I worked together to enroll and develop a number of aerospace suppliers in California and to build strong relationships with a number of aerospace OEMs including; Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Parker Aerospace and Northrop Grumman. SEA was developed to ensure that the entire aerospace supply chain was on the LEAN path while integrating enterprise-wide improvements. SEA's lean enterprise system was designed to boost overall competitiveness for all links in the aerospace and defense supply chain. Barry's role, at the time was to ensure that the aerospace supply chain was able to meet the primes’ demanding requirements now and in the years to come. Barry's style of work is systematic and thorough; he is highly dependable and has a keen sense of what is needed and how to get the job done. He possesses excellent organization and leadership skills, and due to his cooperativeness and positive attitude he was well respected by his subordinates, colleagues and supervisors. "
Vice President, Client Services, L5 Performance Systems
" "Barry is a high energy, can do individual. He led his team to high performance, while also helping develop and maximize the talents of his team. He is a man of integrity who built sales teams that assessed the situation, identified prospects as targets of opportunity, developed a plan, and executed on that plan to accomplish the mission. I enjoyed working for Barry very much. Would not hesitate to join one of his teams again. "
Area Business Executive, Ascendium Consulting
"Barry is a cool headed sales manager who has a tremendous amount of street smarts when leading a sales team. He knows exactly what sales people go through day in and day out and a great resource for resolutions. "
National Account Manager, Peregrine Systems
"I have had the pleasure of knowing Barry since 1998 and have come to know him as a very well connected professional with a tenacious work ethic. Through my experience of working with Barry, it is clear that his excellent marketing & sales skills set him apart from his competitors, however the additional finance skills clearly creates a true differentiation for himself. He is a trusted confidant to myself and to many senior executives. I look forward to our future endeavors and wish him the best success. "
VP Sales & Marketing, Alliance Technology Group
" I've known Barry for many years. And, we worked together for many of those years. He's been successful in management and executive positions. Quickly you understand that he has an indepth understanding of his business, is very intelligent and thinks through situations before arriving at an insightful solution. Barry is dedicated and focused in all he does. And, he's an articulate professional who adds value to everything he takes on. "
" I've had the pleasure of working with Barry several years back in a day to day sales environment. The first thing I noticed were his superior sales and business skills, and he is very well connected at the "C" level in private industry, with a great network in Federal agencies as well. What stands out the most about Barry, is his strong desire to succeed, and he's one of the most focused people I've ever met. His management abilities are sound, and he's the kind of person whose willing to help others become successful. I would work with Barry any time. "
National Sales Manager, RSVP Publications,