Executive Profile: Raanan Horowitz, Elbit Systems America President & CEO

Raanan Horowitz

Raanan Horowitz is the president and CEO of Elbit Systems of America, a provider of products and systems solutions for the defense, homeland security, commercial aviation, and medical instrumentation markets.

In his current role, he leads the strategic and operational direction of the Fort Worth, Tx. headquartered company and also serves as a member of the Elbit Systems of America board of directors.

Horowitz was named president and CEO in 2007 after serving as executive vice president and general manager of EFW, Inc.

During his tenure with the company, he has been instrumental in driving the company’s organic growth and strategic acquisitions, resulting in its evolution to providing mission critical systems to a number of major defense platforms. The company now operates in five major geographical locations in the U.S., including Texas, New Hampshire, Virginia, Alabama and Florida and is involved in development, manufacturing and sustainment of solutions.

Horowitz is active in the defense and aerospace industry through his service in the U.S. Army Science Board. He serves on the board of governors of the Aerospace Industry Association and is a member of the Business Executives for National Security. He is also a member of the National Board of Directors for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

He received an MBA from the Seidman School of Business at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan and was also awarded a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tel-Aviv University in Israel.

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