William "Bill" M. Brown is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of L3Harris Technologies, Inc. L3Harris is a global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company has more than 50,000 employees serving customers in 130 countries. Brown was appointed chief executive officer and chairman of the board in July 2019.
Prior to this role, Brown served as chairman, president and chief executive officer of Harris Corporation, which merged with L3 Technologies to form L3Harris in 2019. He was appointed president and chief executive officer of Harris in November 2011 and elected chairman of the board in April 2014.
Earlier, he served as senior vice president, Corporate Strategy and Development, of United Technologies Corporation (UTC). In all, Brown spent 14 years with UTC, holding U.S. and international roles at various divisions, including president of UTC’s Fire and Security division, and roles at Carrier Corporation’s Asia Pacific operations and the Carrier Transicold division. Before joining UTC in 1997, he worked for McKinsey & Company as a senior engagement manager and began his career as a project engineer at Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
Brown is chairman of the Aerospace Industries Association Board of Governors. He serves on the board of directors for the Celanese Corporation, the board of the Fire Department of New York City Foundation, the council of trustees for the Association of the United States Army and the board of trustees of the Florida Institute of Technology. He is also a member of the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee.
Brown received his Bachelor and Master of Science in mechanical engineering from Villanova University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School.