Harris Corp. has promoted its group president for the company's Government Communications Systems business, Daniel R. Pearson, to the post of executive vice president and chief operating officer.
Dan Pearson He will report directy to Howard L. Lance, chairman, president and CEO. Pearson, 58, succeeds Robert. K. Henry, who will retire in August after 13 years with the company.
In his new position Pearson is responsible for the primary day-to-day business operations and will oversee the company's government, defense, IT service, healthcare and cyber businesses.
Pearson joined Harris in 1977 and has held a number of management positions of increasing responsibility throughout his career. While at Harris he has served as Group President of Government Communications Systems, president of the Department of Defense Programs business unit, president of Network Support Division, and vice president and general manager of Strategic Management and Business Development for the government business. He earned his bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.
"Dan is extremely well qualified for this expanded leadership role," said Lance. "He has successfully guided the growth of our core government business and led our recent expansion into new adjacent markets, such as healthcare and cyber. He will focus on continuing to drive growth across this broader group of businesses and executing our company-wide business strategy."
Sheldon J. Fox was tagged to succeed Pearson as group president for Government Communications Systems, reporting to Pearson.
Fox, 51, previously was president of National Programs at Harris.
Sheldon Fox He joined the company in 1984 and has held a series of management positions in both program management and business development. Previously, Fox was president of the Defense Programs business unit, vice president and general manager of the DoD Programs business unit, and vice president of Programs for the DoD Communication Systems business area. He holds a B.S.E.E. and M.S.E.E. from Georgia Tech, and an M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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