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Harris Corporation Names New Leaders for its RF Communications U.S. Department of Defense and International Businesses

Dépèche transmise le 10 novembre 2011 par Business Wire

MELBOURNE, Fla. & ROCHESTER, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has named two senior company representatives to lead its RF Communications U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and International tactical communications businesses.

“George and Brendan are outstanding leaders with exceptional track records of success across their careers at Harris”

George Helm, vice president of the long-term evolution (LTE) business for the Public Safety and Professional Communications business, has been named president of Harris RF Communications’ DoD business. He succeeds Brendan O’Connell, who has been named president of Harris RF Communications’ International business.

“George and Brendan are outstanding leaders with exceptional track records of success across their careers at Harris,” said Dana Mehnert, group president, Harris RF Communications. “Their combined experience and broad understanding of the tactical communications market will be invaluable as we guide our customers to the next generation of wideband tactical communications networks.”

Prior to his role with the Public Safety and Professional Communications business, Helm served as vice president and general manager of the Harris RF Communications Government Products business and held senior leadership roles in product management and product engineering organizations. During his tenure, Harris developed the industry-leading Falcon family of multiband, wideband and high-frequency tactical radios. Helm also successfully led Harris’ 2009 acquisition of the Tyco Electronics Wireless Systems business, which is now part of Harris Public Safety and Professional Communications.

O’Connell has diverse experiences in both the DoD and international tactical communications businesses. He served five years as vice president of U.S. DoD sales for Harris RF Communications. Prior to that, he held management positions of increasing responsibility, including director of European and Central Asia sales and director of Asia Pacific sales, Middle East sales and Government Programs for the business. He also completed expatriate assignments in Malaysia, the Philippines and the United Kingdom.

Harris RF Communications is the leading global supplier of secure radio communications and embedded high-grade encryption solutions for military, government and commercial organizations. The company's Falcon® family of software-defined tactical radio systems encompasses manpack, handheld and vehicular applications. Falcon III is the next generation of radios supporting the U.S. military's Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) requirements, as well as network-centric operations worldwide. Harris RF Communications is also a leading supplier of assured communications® systems and equipment for public safety, utility and transportation markets — with products ranging from the most advanced IP voice and data networks to portable and mobile single- and multiband radios.

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 $6 billion of annual revenue and more than 16,000 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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