Getting to Know the L3 Harris Corporation Leaders and Executives
L3Harris is a renowned provider of cutting-edge technology for the defense and aerospace industries. The company has a long history of innovation and is committed to assisting nations in defending their homelands and citizens. Meet the L3 Harris leadership team that helps customers develop, integrate, and maintain advanced technologies for various missions.
Christopher Kubasik, Chief Executive Officer and Chair
Christopher E. “Chris” Kubasik is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of L3 Harris Corporation. In June 2021, Kubasik was appointed Chief Executive Officer. Before the merger of Harris Corporation and L3 Technologies, Inc. in June 2019, he held the positions of Vice Chair, President, and Chief Operating Officer. Since joining L3 Technologies as President and Chief Operating Officer in 2015, Kubasik has gained over 30 years of experience in the A&D industry. After being named Chief Executive Officer and elected to the board of directors of L3 Harris Corporation in January 2018, he was elected Chair of the board in May 2018.
Dana A. Mehnert, President of the Communication Systems
Dana A. Mehnert is the President of L3Harris Technologies’ Communication Systems segment. He oversees the business strategy, monitors financial performance, and leads the execution of operations for various products, such as tactical and airborne radios, night vision technology, battle management systems, and professional and public safety networks and products. Before Harris Corporation’s merger with L3 Technologies, Inc. in June 2019, Mehnert served in a similar role as the head of the Communications Systems segment at Harris Corporation.
Before he started leading the Communications Systems segment, Mehnert was Harris’ Chief Global Business Development Officer, where he was accountable for improving organic revenue growth, leveraging complementary channels, and securing ample multi-year opportunities.
Sean Stackley, President of the Integrated Mission Systems
Sean Stackley is the President of L3Harris Technologies’ Integrated Mission Systems division. He is accountable for the business strategy, financial performance, successful execution, and expansion of Integrated Mission Systems, covering a vast portfolio of solutions that include Power Distribution, Reconnaissance, Electro-Optics, and Aviation.
Before this position, Stackley served as Senior Vice President and President for the Communications & Networked Systems segment of L3 Technologies. From July 2008 to August 2017, he was a former naval officer who guided the sector as the assistant secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, and Acquisition (ASN-RDA). From January to August 2017, he served as the acting secretary of the Navy (ASN).
Edward J. “Ed” Zoiss, President of Space & Airborne Systems
Edward J. “Ed” Zoiss is the President of L3Harris Technologies’ Space & Airborne Systems segment. He is accountable for the business strategy, financial performance, successful execution, and expansion of Space & Airborne Systems offering a vast array of solutions in intelligence, surveillance, electronic warfare, small satellites, and avionics (carriage and release systems) and C4I systems.
Before the June 2019 merger, Zoiss was the president of Harris Corporation’s Electronic Systems segment.
Michelle L. Turner, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Michelle L. Turner holds the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at L3Harris Technologies. She oversees all internal and external financial reporting, compliance with the Securities and Exchange Commission and Sarbanes Oxley, financial controls, financial planning, capital structure, accounting, auditing, financial services, treasury, tax, and investor relations.
Turner became L3 Harris CFO after serving as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Enterprise Supply Chain at Johnson & Johnson. She was responsible for driving financial and cash performance across a complex global portfolio, including over 100 manufacturing sites in over 30 countries.
Scott T. Mikuen, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary
Scott T. Mikuen is L3Harris Technologies’ Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary. He manages the legal, contract, compliance, and risk management support for all L3Harris business operations and functional sectors. As Corporate Secretary, Mikuen also advises and works closely with the L3Harris Board of Directors on corporate governance matters.
Before the June 2019 merger, Mikuen held the equivalent position at Harris Corporation, following a series of progressively leadership positions, like Vice President, Associate General Counsel, and Secretary. In addition to overseeing various legal functions, he was also accountable for corporate governance and commercial and SEC compliance.
Charles R. “C.R.” Davis, Vice President of L3Harris International
Charles R. “C.R.” Davis is the Vice President of L3Harris International at L3Harris Technologies. As part of his role, he supervises the international offices of L3Harris and acts as Chairman of the company’s International Boards in Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. In addition, he serves as Vice Chairman of L3Harris and the Saudi Arabian Military Industries Joint Venture’s board. Davis directs the creation and implementation of L3Harris’ global business development strategy, including customer engagement, sales, and marketing initiatives.
In 2019, Davis was appointed Vice President of L3Harris International. Before assuming this position, he was acting President of L3’s Reconnaissance Mission Systems and Senior Vice President of business and strategic development for L3 Aerospace Systems.
Dr. Ross Niebergall, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Ross Niebergall is the Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of L3Harris Technologies. He is in charge of the company’s engineering, technology, and corporate strategy group, which includes guiding the company’s overall technology strategy, aligning R&D investments with growth targets, and evaluating, executing, and integrating mergers and acquisitions. Moreover, he oversees the company’s program management and security functions.
Before the company’s merger with L3 Technologies Inc., Dr. Niebergall joined Harris Corporation in 2017 as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. Previously, he worked as Vice President and Deputy for Development Programs, Engineering, and Technology for Raytheon’s Intelligence, Information, and Services division. As part of his role, he supported the development of a diversified range of products for both commercial and military sectors, including command and control systems, cybersecurity, sensors and imaging, and mission support products.
Tania Hanna, Vice President of Government Relations
Tania Hanna is L3Harris Technologies’ Vice President of Government Relations. She is in charge of the company’s connections with the executive branch, the U.S. Congress, and Aerospace and Defense industry associations in Washington, D.C. Tania had a comparable position at Harris Corporation before the June 2019 merger.
Before leading government relations at Harris, Hanna served as Vice President of Policy and Legislative Affairs. She was responsible for implementing and supervising Harris’ engagements with the U.S. Congress and related organizations and developing the company’s international government relations capabilities.
Jim Girard, Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Jim Girard is the L3Harris Technologies Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. He is accountable for all human resources (HR) activities inside the company, including employee and industrial relations, career growth, diversity, integration, talent acquisition, compensation and benefits, performance management, and succession planning.
Girard’s most recent position was Vice President of human resources, where he was responsible for all HR-related activities, including HR systems, Total Rewards, Industrial Relations, and Talent Management.
About L3 Harris Corporation
L3Harris Technologies is a global innovator in aerospace and defense technology that provides end-to-end solutions to meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company offers cutting-edge defense and commercial technologies across the cyber, space, air, land, and sea domains. L3Harris has over $17 billion in annual revenue, 47,000 employees, and customers in over 100 countries.
The company is known for its social responsibility, innovation, and management excellence. In 2021, the company received Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies designation in its first year of eligibility following the 2019 merger of L3 Technologies and Harris Corporation.
Founder/s of L3 Harris Corporation
Two companies, L3-Communications and Harris Automatic Press Company, merged in June 2019 to establish L3Harris Technologies. In partnership with Lehman Brothers, Robert LaPenta and Frank Lanza launched L3-Communications in 1997, whereas Alfred Harris founded Harris Automatic Press in December 1895. This merger in June 2019 was the reason for the company’s significant expansion, allowing it to become one of the current leading government contractors and most successful businesses.
Headquarters of L3Harris Corporation
L3Harris headquarters are located in Melbourne, Florida, with 33 offices across the United States, including California, Georgia, New Jersey, Ohio, and Texas.
Industries that L3 Harris Corporation Serve
L3Harris Corporation has recently streamlined four mission segments into three, removing Aviation systems established after the merger. They will continue to thrive as market innovators in their primary areas of focus and provide innovative solutions to future difficulties. These include Communication Systems, Space and Airborne Systems, and Integrated Missions.
L3 Harris Executives’ Making a Significant Impact
For nearly 50 years, L3 Harris Corporation has been at the forefront of innovation in the aerospace and defense industries.
As one of the foremost innovators across several domains (space, sea, air, land, and cyber), it continues to develop solutions for its clients, foster a safety culture, and enhance its products and processes to fulfill its goal.