Rob Ferris
Rob Ferris

Rob Ferris, one-time head of Honeywell’s global external communications unit, has joined Hill+Knowlton Strategies as head of its US energy & industrials practice.

Most recently, Ferris was chief communications officer at Axalta Coating Systems, the $5B producer of automotive and industrial coatings.

He also held spots at GCI Group and MWWPR, handling corporate positioning, executive transitions and governance matters.

Richard Miller, H+K global president & Americas chief, said Ferris’ experience will strengthen the PR firm’s client service and fuel creativity, innovation and growth in the E&I practice.

WPP owns H+K.