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Textron appoints Lisa Atherton as CEO of Textron Systems

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Staff Writer | Providence, R.I., USA | June 29, 2017
Lisa AthertonJune 29, 2017, Providence, R.I., USA - Textron, a multi-industry company, announced that Lisa Atherton has been named president and CEO of Textron Systems.
Ms. Atherton most recently served as executive vice president of Military Business at Bell Helicopter.

Ms. Atherton has also held several other leadership positions within Military Programs since joining Bell Helicopter in 2012, including vice president of Global Military Business Development, V-22 program manager and director of Military Programs.

Ms. Atherton began her career with Textron in 2007 as the vice president of Area Attack at Textron Defense Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems.

Prior to joining Textron, she was an officer in the U.S. Air Force and spent eight years in Air Combat Command's Directorate of Requirements, helping shape the budget and operational requirements and needs for the Combat Air Forces.

Ms. Athertonis a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and earned her Master of Business Administration from the Mason School of Business at The College of William and Mary.