L3 announces leadership changes
Mr. Brunson’s responsibilities will be assumed by David M. Van Buren, as corporate Senior Vice President of Program Development, and Heidi Wood, as corporate Senior Vice President of Strategy.
David M. Van Buren joined L3 in 2012, following more than 30 years of government and industry experience.
Heidi Wood joined L3 in 2016, following 20 years in the aerospace and defense industry and as a managing director for leading Wall Street banks.
As a part of the leadership transition, the company will realign Electronic Systems into two business segments.
Todd W. Gautier, currently President of L3’s Precision Engagement & Training sector, will become corporate Senior Vice President and President of the reorganized Electronic Systems segment.
With more than 30 years of defense and industry experience, Mr. Gautier joined L3 in 2001 and was responsible for business development and strategy within Electronic Systems before being named a sector president in 2010.
Prior to L3, Mr. Gautier served in the U.S. Navy for 15 years as a strike/fighter pilot before becoming a commercial airline pilot for a major U.S. carrier.
Jeff Miller, currently President of L3’s Integrated Sensor Systems sector, will become corporate Senior Vice President and President of the Sensor Systems segment.
An executive with 30 years of defense industry experience on a wide range of programs, including fire control systems, soldier systems, force protection systems, and electronic warfare, Mr. Miller joined L3 in 2014 from Raytheon Missile Systems. ■