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Harris Corporation Names John Heller President of its IT Services Business


MELBOURNE, FL/WASHINGTON, DC - Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has named John Heller president of its IT Services business, reporting to Daniel R. Pearson, chief operating officer (COO). Heller, 48, has served as vice president and general manager of IT Services’ Department of Defense (DoD) Programs since joining Harris in 2007 with the acquisition of Multimax, Inc. Heller succeeds Ted Hengst, who recently was named vice president and chief information officer (CIO) for Harris.

In his role as president of IT Services, Heller will lead all aspects of the business, including partnering with cross-divisional operational leadership, key staff members, and customers to shape growth strategies and advance innovation in the global delivery of mission-enabling IT Transformation, Managed Solutions and Information Assurance.

Heller brings more than 25 years of IT leadership experience to this role via positions spanning president and COO of Multimax, Inc.; president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Netco Government Services; and president and CEO of Rentport, Inc. Earlier, he served as principal for TenX Capital Management, and held senior management positions with Answerthink Consulting and Deloitte & Touche Consulting.

Heller is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and holds a master of business administration from the University of Pittsburgh.

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

A high resolution photo is available at the following link: John Heller.

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


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