Harris Corporation Names Robert Duffy Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Administration
MELBOURNE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Harris Corporation (HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has named Robert Duffy senior vice president of Human Resources and Administration, reporting to Harris President and CEO Bill Brown. He succeeds Jeff Shuman, who is leaving Harris to pursue other opportunities.
In this role, Duffy, 45, is responsible for planning and implementing Harris human resources and administrative organizations strategy globally. He will direct the development of the companys work force, including talent acquisition, leadership development and training, employee relations, compensation and benefits, and will oversee real estate, environmental, health and safety, corporate relations, communications/public relations, flight operations and business conduct.
Duffy brings nearly 20 years of human resources leadership experience to Harris. He joined Harris from United Technologies Corporation (UTC) where he held domestic and international leadership positions of increasing responsibility since joining the company in 1998. He most recently served as vice president of Human Resources for the companys $7 billion Sikorsky aircraft operation. Previously he served in similar roles within UTCs Fire and Security, Carrier, Hamilton Sundstrand and Pratt & Whitney operations.
Prior to joining UTC, Duffy held human resource management positions with Royal Dutch Shell and the James River Corporation.
He holds a bachelors degree in human resource management from Muhlenberg College and a masters degree in management and technology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Jeff demonstrated strong leadership and made many contributions since joining Harris in 2005. We wish him well in his new endeavors, said Brown. Bob brings a strong mix of domestic and international experience that will serve Harris well. His successful track record of leading high-performance organizations by aligning human resources with strategic business objectives is a perfect fit with our growth strategy going forward.
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About Harris Corporation
Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $6 billion of annual revenue and about 17,000 employees including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.
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Source: Harris CorporationCopyright Business Wire 2012