Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) has appointed 23-year industry veteran Gregory Taylor vice president of corporate strategy and business development, a newly-created position.
The company said he will report directly to Harris President and CEO Bill Brown and lead business development activities including mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.
Taylor “will play a key role in establishing and aligning our overall strategic direction, investments and new market development for the future, ” said Brown.
Before joining Harris, Taylor served as VP of sales, marketing, strategy and business development for the automation and controls solutions unit at United Technologies Corp, which he joined in 2004.
There, he was responsible for developing the unit’s business strategy and commercial structure.
He also held a similar role at UTC’s global fire products division, where he led strategic planning, product development and emerging market growth initiatives.
Before joining UTC, he served as a senior VP at Investor Growth Capital, a VP at Gerge Group and was also a design engineer at General Electric Aerospace (NYSE: GE), which is now a part of Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT).