Harris Corporation has named Ted Hengst corporate vice president and chief information officer, reporting to Howard L. Lance, chairman, president and CEO.
“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.”
Since joining Harris in December 2006, Hengst has served as president of the company’s IT services. As CIO, Hengst will be responsible for setting the strategic direction, architecture and governance of Harris’ global IT enterprise to drive innovation, fuel growth, and enable transformation to advance customers’ and the company’s competitive advantage through the use of IT.
Before Harris, Hengst served as a senior vice president for General Dynamics. Previously, he served in the U.S. Army, retiring at the rank of colonel. His last assignment was as CIO (J6) at U.S. Special Operations Command at MacDill AFB, Fla., where his duties included planning, funding and executing all phases of information, computing and communications resources for a 46,000-person command.