Christopher Kubasik, most recently vice chair, president and chief operating officer of L3Harris Technologies (NYSE: LHX) and a three-time Wash100 Award winner, has succeeded William Brown as CEO of the Melbourne, Florida-based aerospace and defense contractor as part of the L3 Technologies-Harris merger agreement announced in October 2018.
Brown, who became chair and CEO of L3Harris in June 2019 after the merger’s completion and a previous Wash100 awardee, transitioned to a new role as executive chair of the board and Kubasik will continue to serve as vice chair in addition to his duties as CEO, the company said Tuesday.
“I am looking forward to continuing to work closely with Bill and the Board and leading our 48,000 dedicated employees to execute the strategy we established at the merger close,” said Kubasik.
He added that the company remains focused on delivering its commitments to customers and shareholders and will continue to offer innovative, rapidly fielded platforms to help clients meet their mission critical requirements.
Kubasik brings to his new role more than three decades of aerospace and defense industry experience. Prior to the merger, he was chair, president and CEO of L3 Technologies. He previously served as president and COO of Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and was a partner at Ernst & Young.