Harris Creates New Structure; Henry to Have Expanded Role

Harris Corp. named Robert K. Henry to a newly created position as executive vice president and chief operating officer.

He had been executive vice president and president of its Government Communications Systems Division. His oversight now expands to corporate functions that include R&D, technology transfer, acquisition integration, facilities, supply chain management, manufacturing, information systems, government affairs, contracts and security.

Jeremy C. Wensinger becomes group president of Government Communications Systems. Daniel Pearson was named group president of Defense Communications and Electronics. Both continue to report to Henry.

Tim Thorsteinson, president of the Broadcast Communications Division, continues to report to Howard Lance, the chairman, president and CEO.

"Effective with its fiscal year 2008, which begins July 2, 2007, the company's segment reporting will be adjusted to reflect the new organization structure," Harris stated. "The four segments will include Government Communications Systems, Defense Communications and Electronics, Broadcast Communications and Harris Stratex Networks."

Henry joined Harris in 1997 as vice president and general manager of Government Communications Systems. He was appointed president of that in 1999 and promoted to his recent position in 2006. He is a former exec with Lockheed Martin, General Electric and RCA.

(Radio World)