Textron Announces Lisa Atherton as President & CEO of Textron Systems
PROVIDENCE, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) today announced that Lisa Atherton has been
named president & CEO of Textron Systems. She succeeds Ellen Lord, who
will be nominated by President Donald J. Trump as Under Secretary of
Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics within the Department
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Lisa Atherton has been named president & CEO of Textron Systems. She most recently served as executive vice president of Military Business at Bell Helicopter. (Photo: Business Wire)
Atherton most recently served as executive vice president of Military
Business at Bell Helicopter where she provided strategic direction,
overall management and performance for all government programs and
business development efforts. She has also held several other leadership
positions within Military Programs since joining Bell Helicopter in
2012, including vice president of Global Military Business Development,
V-22 program manager and director of Military Programs. Atherton began
her career with Textron in 2007 as the vice president of Area Attack at
Textron Defense Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems.
Prior to joining Textron, Atherton was an officer in the U.S. Air Force
and spent eight years in Air Combat Command’s Directorate of
Requirements, helping shape the budget and operational requirements and
needs for the Combat Air Forces. She is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force
Academy and earned her Master of Business Administration from the Mason
School of Business at The College of William and Mary.
Commenting on the leadership transition, Textron Chairman & CEO Scott C.
Donnelly said, “Lisa is a proven leader who will provide the direction
and guidance for Textron Systems to execute our current programs and
generate future growth with products like our Ship to Shore Connector
and Shadow Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System as well as new and next
generation products and programs. Under her leadership at Bell
Helicopter, our V-22 and H-1 programs have a strong track record of
success and the business is positioned for future growth with new
products including our V-280 Valor and V-247 Unmanned tiltrotor. We also
congratulate Ellen on her nomination to this position in the Department
of Defense and thank her for her many years of leadership at Textron
About Textron Systems
Textron Systems’ businesses develop and integrate products, services and
support for aerospace and defense customers, as well as civil and
commercial customers including those in law enforcement, security,
border patrol and critical infrastructure protection around the globe.
Harnessing agility and a broad base of expertise, Textron Systems’
innovative businesses design, manufacture, field and support
comprehensive solutions that expand customer capabilities and deliver
value. Textron Systems consists of its Advanced Information Solutions,
Electronic Systems, Geospatial Solutions, Lycoming Engines, Marine &
Land Systems, Support Solutions, TRU Simulation + Training, Unmanned
Systems and Weapon & Sensor Systems businesses. More information is
available at www.textronsystems.com.
About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global
network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to
provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is
known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter,
Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO,
Greenlee, Textron Off Road, Arctic Cat, Textron Systems, and TRU
Simulation + Training. For more information, visit: www.textron.com.
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