Harris Announces Elevations for Hengst, Heller

Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) appointed Ted Hengst corporate vice president and chief information officer (CIO), where he will report to Howard L. Lance, chairman, president and CEO.

According to the firm, “Hengst will have responsibility for setting the strategic direction, architecture and governance of Harris’ global IT enterprise to drive innovation, fuel growth, and enable transformation to advance our customers’ and Harris’ competitive advantage through the use of information technology.”

“Ted is extremely well qualified for this strategic role within our organization and is the ideal leader to deliver innovative, transformational solutions to advance our customer missions by leveraging the power of IT,” Lance said. “Under his leadership, our IT Services business has more than doubled and has become an industry recognized leader.”

John Heller was named president of IT services business, reporting to Chief Operating Officer Daniel R. Pearson, picking up where Hengst left off.

“John brings the breadth and depth of experience vital to continuing the stellar growth trajectory of this business,” Pearson said. “His leadership will further enrich Harris IT services’ reputation for optimal delivery of innovative solutions that advance our customers’ missions.”

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