L3Harris completes merger, announces leadership

On July 1, L3Harris Technologies announced the successful completion of the all-stock merger between Harris Corporation and L3 Technologies on June 29, 2019. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, L3Harris is the sixth largest defense company in the U.S., and a top 10 defense company worldwide – with approximately $17 billion in revenue and 50,000 employees, including 20,000 engineers and scientists.

Shares of Harris common stock, which traded on the NYSE under the ticker symbol “HRS”, will begin trading today under the ticker symbol “LHX”. L3 Technologies shares ceased trading upon market close on June 28 and have converted into 1.3 L3Harris shares for each L3 share.

Board of Directors

L3Harris’ new board of directors consists of 12 members with a deep understanding of Harris and L3 businesses, a diverse mix of background, skills and experience, and a track record of driving long-term shareholder value. The L3Harris board members, drawn equally from Harris and L3, are:

  • William M. Brown – Chairman and CEO, L3Harris
  • Christopher E. Kubasik – Vice Chairman, President and COO, L3Harris
  • Sallie B. Bailey – former EVP and CFO, Louisiana-Pacific
  • Peter. W. Chiarelli – General, U.S. Army (Retired)
  • Thomas A. Corcoran – former President and CEO, Allegheny Teledyne
  • Thomas A. Dattilo – former Chairman, CEO and President, Cooper Tire & Rubber
  • Roger B. Fradin – former Vice Chairman, Honeywell
  • Lewis Hay III – former Chairman and CEO, NextEra Energy
  • Lewis Kramer – retired Partner, Ernst & Young
  • Rita S. Lane – former Vice President, Operations, Apple
  • Robert B. Millard – Chairman, MIT Corporation
  • Lloyd W. Newton – General, U.S. Air Force (Retired)

Structure and Leadership

L3Harris has organized its operating businesses into four segments to best meet customers’ mission requirements and leverage the combined company’s broad technical capabilities:

  • Integrated Mission Systems — led by Sean Stackley, headquartered in Palm Bay, Florida, with approximately $4.9 billion in revenue. Includes intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; advanced electro optical and infrared solutions; and maritime power and navigation
  • Space and Airborne Systems — led by Ed Zoiss, headquartered in Palm Bay, Florida, with approximately $4.0 billion in revenue. Includes space payloads, sensors and full-mission solutions; classified intelligence and cyber defense; avionics; and electronic warfare
  • Communication Systems — led by Dana Mehnert, headquartered in Rochester, New York, with approximately $3.8 billion in revenue. Includes tactical communications; broadband communications; night vision; and public safety
  • Aviation Systems — led by Todd Gautier, headquartered in Arlington, Texas, with approximately $3.8 billion in revenue. Includes defense aviation products; security, detection and other commercial aviation products; air traffic management; and commercial and military pilot training

“We’ve created an agile technology provider with the scale, resources and capabilities to provide affordable, innovative and rapidly fielded solutions to address our customers’ critical mission needs,” Brown said. “Each member of our Board and leadership team brings decades of experience, and I look forward to working with them to capture the targeted synergies and create significant value for our shareholders.”

“Our seasoned segment leaders and mission-focused operating structure will enable us to leverage our broad range of capabilities and complementary technologies to deliver advanced solutions and capture opportunities across multiple domains,” said Kubasik.

Source: L3Harris