President and CEO of Harris Corp., William Brown, adds title of chairman

William Brown
William Brown

Harris Corp. announced on April 25 that effective immediately William Brown, the company’s president and chief executive officer, has been elected by its board of directors to serve in the additional capacity of chairman of the board.

Brown succeeds Thomas Dattilo who has served as non-executive chairman of the board since January 2012. The independent members of the Board also designated Dattilo as its lead independent director.

“I want to thank Tom for his leadership as chairman”

“During his two and a half years with Harris, Bill has demonstrated the strong leadership and vision necessary to drive Harris’ strategies and achieve the company’s objectives,” said Dattilo. “The Board carefully considered our governance structure and determined that this is the right time for Bill to become our chairman.”

“I want to thank Tom for his leadership as chairman,” said Brown. “His contributions are greatly appreciated, and I look forward to continuing to work with him as our lead independent director as we continue to improve the company’s performance for shareholders, customers and employees.”