Melbourne, Florida –(Business Wire)–L3Harris Technologies (NYSE: LHX) today announced that Samir (Sam) Mehta has been named the new president of its Communications Systems Division, effective immediately, reporting to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Christopher E. Kubasik.
Mehta brings extensive and diverse aerospace and defense experience to L3Harris, most recently serving as President of Advanced Structures for Collins Aerospace, a subsidiary of Raytheon Technologies. In this role, Mehta led a multi-billion dollar global business focused on next-generation flight and aerospace components for commercial and military customers. Prior to joining Raytheon, Mehta spent over 17 years at Sikorsky Aircraft, primarily as President, Defense Systems and Services.
“Sam is an incredible leader with a passion for driving business results and mission-critical solutions that serve our country and our allies,” Kubasik said. “His customer-first approach, operational discipline and experience leading a global organization make him a trusted disruptor in the defense industry to deliver on our strategic priorities.”
Mehta succeeds Dana Mehnert, who is retiring after 38 years with L3Harris.
“We thank Dana for all of his contributions to our company over the past four decades,” Kubasik said. “I join the entire L3Harris team in thanking him for his service and wishing him the best in his upcoming retirement.”
As president of the CS segment, Mehta will be responsible for business strategy, financial performance and operational execution across a broad product portfolio including tactical and airborne radios, secure communications, night vision technology, and professional and public safety networks and products. Mehta will also play a key role in driving domestic and international growth, scaling industry-leading innovation, and enabling agility to adapt to customer needs and address global threats.
“I am both excited and humbled by the opportunity to join such a great team and dynamic company,” Mehta said. “As a leader in defense communications, L3Harris is poised to continue advancing the capabilities of our warfighters and allies.”
About L3Harris Technology
L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across space, air, land, sea and cyber. With annual revenues in excess of $17 billion, L3Harris has 47,000 employees and customers in more than 100 countries.