Harris Corporation Names James D. Morris Group President of Integrated
Network Solutions Business
MELBOURNE, Fla. -- December 17, 2012
Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information
technology company, has named James D. Morris group president of the company’s
Integrated Network Solutions business, reporting to Harris President and CEO
William M. Brown.
In this role, Morris, 47, is responsible for leading the Integrated Network
Solutions business, which includes Harris CapRock Communications, Harris
Healthcare Solutions and Harris IT Services. The business addresses the
fast-growing global market for integrated communications and information
technology and services. It provides a variety of trusted networking
capabilities to support government, energy, healthcare, and other commercial
markets, including mission-critical end-to-end IT services, managed satellite
and terrestrial communications solutions, and healthcare interoperability
Morris brings to Harris nearly 20 years of experience successfully developing
and executing growth strategies for global commercial enterprises. He joins
Harris from Western Digital Corporation, where he held domestic and
international leadership positions of increasing responsibility since joining
the company in 2001. He most recently served as executive vice president and
general manager for four of the company’s commercial product businesses, with
$7 billion in total revenue. Previously he helped revitalize the company’s
notebook and desktop operations, guiding WD to industry leadership in both
Morris also served as a senior engagement manager with McKinsey and Company in
its Chicago and Johannesburg offices. Prior to his business career he served
as an intelligence officer with the U.S. Army and was awarded a Bronze Star in
Operation Desert Storm. He received a bachelor of science degree from the U.S.
Military Academy at West Point, majoring in International Relations, and a
master in business administration degree from Northwestern University.
“We are thrilled to have Jim join the Harris leadership team,” said Brown.
“His breadth of experience leading global technology operations, combined with
his deep expertise in strategy development and background in the U.S.
military, will be a tremendous asset to Harris. As a member of our leadership
team, he will play an important role in helping us achieve our strategy of
growing our commercial and international businesses.”
An image is available at: Jim Morris.
About Harris Corporation
Harris is an international communications and information technology company
serving government and commercial markets in more than 125 countries.
Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5.5
billion of annual revenue and about 15,000 employees — including nearly 6,000
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 harris.com.
Jim Burke, 321-727-9131
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