The official announcement now reveals the successful merger of L3 and Harris Technologies, now called L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX), which entailed restructuring of the board of Directors, the company's leadership and much more. Logistics involve this now sixth largest defense company in the U.S., and a top 10 defense company worldwide that involves approximately $17 billion in revenue and 50,000 employees, including 20,000 engineers and scientists.
Shares of Harris common stock, which traded on the NYSE under the ticker symbol “HRS”, will begin trading today under the ticker symbol “LHX”. L3 Technologies (NYSE:LLL) shares ceased trading upon market close on June 28 and have converted into 1.3 L3Harris shares for each L3 sharBoard of Directors
L3Harris’ new Board of Directors consists of 12 members with a deep understanding of Harris and L3 businesses, a diverse mix of background, skills and experience, and a track record of driving long-term shareholder value. The L3Harris Board members, drawn equally from Harris and L3, are:
William M. Brown – Chairman and CEO, L3Harris
Christopher E. Kubasik – Vice Chairman, President and COO, L3Harris
Sallie B. Bailey – former EVP and CFO, Louisiana-Pacific
Peter. W. Chiarelli – General, U.S. Army (Retired)
Thomas A. Corcoran – former President and CEO, Allegheny Teledyne
Thomas A. Dattilo – former Chairman, CEO and President, Cooper Tire & Rubber
Roger B. Fradin – former Vice Chairman, Honeywell
Lewis Hay III – former Chairman and CEO, NextEra Energy
Lewis Kramer – retired Partner, Ernst & Young
Rita S. Lane – former Vice President, Operations, Apple
Robert B. Millard – Chairman, MIT Corporation
Lloyd W. Newton – General, U.S. Air Force (Retired)
Structure and Leadership
L3Harris has organized its operating businesses into four segments to best meet customers’ mission requirements and leverage the combined company’s broad technical capabilities:
- Integrated Mission Systems — led by Sean Stackley, headquartered in Palm Bay, Florida, with approximately $4.9 billion in revenue. Includes intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; advanced electro optical and infrared solutions; and maritime power and navigation
- Space and Airborne Systems — led by Ed Zoiss, headquartered in Palm Bay, Florida, with approximately $4.0 billion in revenue. Includes space payloads, sensors and full-mission solutions; classified intelligence and cyber defense; avionics; and electronic warfare
- Communication Systems — led by Dana Mehnert, headquartered in Rochester, New York, with approximately $3.8 billion in revenue. Includes tactical communications; broadband communications; night vision; and public safety
- Aviation Systems — led by Todd Gautier, headquartered in Arlington, Texas, with approximately $3.8 billion in revenue. Includes defense aviation products; security, detection and other commercial aviation products; air traffic management; and commercial and military pilot training
Executive officers in addition to Brown, Kubasik and the segment presidents include Jay Malave, SVP and Chief Financial Officer, and Scott Mikuen, SVP, General Counsel and Secretary.
“We’ve created an agile technology provider with the scale, resources and capabilities to provide affordable, innovative and rapidly fielded solutions to address our customers’ critical mission needs,” Brown said. “Each member of our Board and leadership team brings decades of experience, and I look forward to working with them to capture the targeted synergies and create significant value for our shareholders.”
“Our seasoned segment leaders and mission-focused operating structure will enable us to leverage our broad range of capabilities and complementary technologies to deliver advanced solutions and capture opportunities across multiple domains,” said Kubasik.
Leadership photographs and biographies are available on the company’s website. More information and additional segment details can be found here, and L3Harris intends to provide total company and segment guidance for 2H CY2019 and pro forma 1H CY2019 financial information in conjunction with reporting Harris’ Q4 and full year FY2019 results.