Harris Corporation Names Ted Hengst Corporate Vice President and Chief Information Officer
MELBOURNE, FL - Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has named Ted Hengst corporate vice president and chief information officer (CIO), reporting to Howard L. Lance, chairman, president and CEO. Hengst, 55, has served as president of Harris IT Services since joining Harris in December 2006. In his role as CIO, 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.
Prior to joining 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, Florida. As CIO, Hengst was responsible for planning, funding and execution of all phases of information, computing and communications resources for a 46,000-person command. Hengst earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and a master’s degree in management information systems from the Naval Post Graduate School.
“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,” said Lance. “Under his leadership, our IT Services business has more than doubled and has become an industry recognized leader.”
About Harris Corporation
Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5 billion of annual revenue and more than 15,000 employees — including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.
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