Samir Mehta named L3Harris Communication Systems president
On January 3, Melbourne, FL-based L3Harris Technologies announced Samir (Sam) Mehta as the new president for its Communication Systems segment, reporting to Chair and Chief Executive Officer Christopher Kubasik, effective immediately.
Mehta brings a breadth of diversified aerospace and defense experience to L3Harris, most recently serving as president, Advanced Structures with Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies subsidiary. In that role Mehta led a multibillion-dollar global business focused on next-generation flight and aviation components for commercial and military customers. Prior to Raytheon, Mehta spent over 17 years with Sikorsky Aircraft, notably serving as president, Defense Systems and Services.
“Sam is a tremendous leader with a passion for driving business results and mission-critical solutions that serve our nation and our allies,” said Kubasik. “His customer-first approach, operational discipline and experience leading global organizations uniquely positions him to deliver on our strategic priorities as a Trusted Disruptor within the defense industry.”
Mehta succeeds Dana Mehnert, who is retiring after 38 years of distinguished service with L3Harris.
“We are grateful to Dana for all his contributions to our company for nearly four decades,” said Kubasik. “I join the entire L3Harris team in thanking him for his service and wishing him all the best in his upcoming retirement.”
As the CS segment president, Mehta will be responsible for the business strategy, financial performance and operational execution covering a broad portfolio, including tactical and airborne radios, secure communications, night vision technology, and professional and public safety networks and products. Mehta will also have a key role fueling domestic and international growth, scaling industry-leading innovation and enabling agility to pace customer demands and global threats.
“I am both excited and humbled by the opportunity to join such a great team and dynamic company,” said Mehta. “As a leader in defense communications, L3Harris is poised to continue increasing the capability of our warfighters and of our allies.”
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