Executive Officers

Scott C. Donnelly , , , Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Textron Inc.

Scott C. Donnelly is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Textron Inc. Donnelly joined Textron in July 2008 as executive vice president and chief operating officer and was promoted to president and chief operating officer in January 2009. He became CEO in December 2009 and was elected chairman of the board effective September 1, 2010.

Donnelly was previously president and CEO for General Electric (GE) Aviation, the world's leading producer of large and small jet engines for commercial and military aircraft and a major provider of flight management, actuation and power management systems. Prior to that, he served as senior vice president and director of GE Global Research, the world's largest and most diversified industrial research organization.

Donnelly joined GE in 1989 as manager of Electronics Design Engineering for GE's Ocean Systems Division in Syracuse, NY. He went on to serve in a variety of leadership roles for the company, including engineering management positions with then-GE division of Martin Marietta in both Australia and the United States. In 1995, he moved to GE's Industrial Control Systems business, where he held various management positions. Donnelly was named a vice president of GE in 1997, responsible for Global Technology Operations at GE Healthcare.

Donnelly received a B.S. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he serves on its Engineering Advisory Committee. He is also on the Board of Directors for Medtronic plc and the National Air and Space Museum and the Board of Trustees for Bryant University.

Frank T. Connor , , , Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Textron Inc.

Frank Connor was named Textron's executive vice president and chief financial officer in August 2009. Connor oversees Textron's Finance functions as well as Mergers and Acquisitions, Strategy, Information Technology and International. In addition to chairing the company's Finance Committee, he serves on Textron's Executive Leadership Team.

Connor is a 22-year veteran of Goldman, Sachs & Co. where, most recently, he was managing director and head of Telecom Investment Banking. Prior to that, he served as Goldman, Sachs & Co.'s chief operating officer of Telecom, Technology and Media Investment Banking. During his career at Goldman, Sachs & Co., Connor advised companies across a wide range of industries and executed numerous public and private financings and strategic transactions.

Connor earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Chicago. Connor is a director of Factory Mutual Insurance Company (FM Global) and of Cohen & Steers, Inc.

Julie G. Duffy , , , Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Textron Inc.

Julie G. Duffy is Textron’s executive vice president, human resources. She was named to this position in July 2017. Duffy leads Textron’s worldwide human resources function as well as communications, corporate real estate, community affairs, and the company's aviation department. Duffy serves on Textron's Executive Leadership Team and chairs the company’s Benefits Committee and Charitable Contributions Committee.

Duffy was previously Textron’s vice president and deputy general counsel – litigation. She managed the Corporate litigation staff and had primary oversight of all litigation throughout the company, including product liability, government contract, aviation, employment and intellectual property litigation. In addition, Duffy provided counsel on insurance issues and served as the company's senior legal advisor on employment matters, playing an active role in developing, implementing and standardizing human resources policies across the company.

Duffy joined Textron's corporate legal team in 1997, and has served in litigation positions of increasing responsibility. She has been a leader in the company's intellectual property initiatives, including the formation of Textron Innovations Inc. and the company's intellectual property management team. She also served as a member of the enterprise Engineering and Technology Council focusing on intellectual property protection and talent development.

Prior to joining Textron, Duffy was a commercial and employment litigation attorney at Pillsbury Winthrop in Los Angeles, CA. Duffy earned her bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and her J.D. from Boston University. She completed Textron's Global Leadership Forum at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and the Senior Executive Leadership Program at Duke University.

E. Robert Lupone , , , Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Textron Inc.

E. Robert Lupone joined Textron in February 2012 as executive vice president, general counsel, secretary and chief compliance officer. He is responsible for Textron's legal, ethics and compliance, secretary and environmental health and safety functions. He also oversees Textron Innovations Inc., the enterprise intellectual property management and licensing organization. Lupone is a member of Textron's Executive Leadership Team.

Before coming to Textron, Lupone served as senior vice president and general counsel of Siemens Corporation (U.S.) and as general counsel of Siemens AG for the Americas, overseeing its legal and compliance functions. Throughout his 20-year career at Siemens, Lupone managed a broad array of legal functions for Siemens management and operating groups, including litigation, M&A, corporate law, commercial and finance law, compliance and regulatory matters, government contracting, technology licensing, employee benefits, real estate and environmental matters.

Prior to joining Siemens, Lupone was vice president and general counsel of Price Communications Corporation, and earlier in his career, an attorney specializing in mergers, acquisitions, and securities at the New York-based international law firms of Fried, Frank, Harris Shriver & Jacobson and Rogers & Wells. He is a graduate of Brown University and Georgetown University Law Center.

Lupone is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York; Association of Corporate Counsel; American Bar Association – Sections of Business Law, International Law, Law Department Management and Committee of Corporate General Counsel; and Aerospace General Counsel Group. He is on the Board of Visitors of Georgetown University Law Center and the Board of Advisors of the Georgetown Law Corporate Counsel Institute. He also serves on the Board of Governors of the Brown University Alumni Association, the Brown Annual Fund Leadership Council, and as a Board member of the Providence Performing Arts Center.

Segment and Business Unit Presidents

Lisa Atherton , , , President & Chief Executive Officer,Textron Systems Segment

Lisa Atherton was appointed president and chief executive officer of our Textron Systems segment in June 2017. Textron Systems’ businesses provide innovative solutions to the defense, aerospace and general aviation markets. Product lines include unmanned systems, armored vehicles, advanced marine craft and surveillance systems, intelligence software solutions, piston engines, simulation, training and other defense and aviation mission support products and services.

Atherton joined Textron Systems from Bell Helicopter, where she held leadership positions of increasing responsibility in her five years with the business. In her most recent role, she was the executive vice president, Military Business for Bell Helicopter, where she was responsible for providing strategic direction, overall management and performance for all government programs and business development efforts. Prior to that role, Atherton was the vice president, Global Military Development, where she led Bell Helicopter’s combined domestic and international military business development activities resulting in several critical foreign military sales for the V-22 and H-1 programs. She also held several other positions within Military Programs, including V-22 program manager for the V-22 program office and director of Military Programs.

Prior to joining Bell Helicopter, Atherton was the vice president of Area Attack at Textron Defense Systems, a Textron Systems business, where she successfully led the business to an increased international sales pipeline for the Sensor Fuzed Weapon (SFW) program. During her tenure at Textron Defense Systems, she also served as the vice president of Business Development, where she led all Department of Defense business development activities.

Before her career with Textron, Atherton spent eight years at Air Combat Command’s Directorate of Requirements, helping to shape the budge and operational requirements and needs for the Combat Air Forces and was a contracting officer in the United States Air Force.

Atherton earned a Master’s in Business Administration from the Mason School of Business at The College of William and Mary and a bachelor’s degree in Legal Studies from the U.S. Air Force Academy. She is a Presidential Leadership Scholar, Class of 2017 and serves on the North Texas American Heart Association board. She has also completed Textron’s Senior Executive Leadership Programs at the Thunderbird School of Global Management as well as Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

Russ Bartlett , , , President and Chief Executive Officer, Textron Airborne Solutions

Russ Bartlett leads Textron Airborne Solutions, a Textron business unit focused on military training opportunities. Within Textron Airborne Solutions is Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC), a business that provides tactical flight training and adversary aggressor services for U.S. Navy, Marine, and Air Force pilots. Russ also works closely with Textron's military businesses to create opportunities for the company.

Bartlett was previously the president of Beechcraft Defense Company, which produces the T-6 Texan military trainer aircraft, the AT-6 Wolverine Light Attack aircraft and a variety of Special Missions platforms. Before joining Beechcraft, Bartlett had a distinguished military career, retiring from the U.S. Navy as a Captain in May of 2008 as Director, Security Assistance at the Navy International Programs Office. He was responsible for all Department of the Navy Foreign Military Sales programs, including development and execution of a complex, global FMS portfolio valued at over $4.5 billion per year. Previously, he was Team Lead for the Joint Integrated Air Capabilities and Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction groups for the Navy’s Quadrennial Defense Review cell.

From 2002 until 2004, he served as Commanding Officer and Flight Leader of the Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the "Blue Angels." As "Blue Angel One" for the 2003 and 2004 show seasons, he led team through over 900 high speed, low altitude, highly-coordinated flight demonstrations. Bartlett is a 1983 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy (B.S., Aerospace Engineering) and earned a master's in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College (graduated with Distinction as the President's Honor Graduate).

Jason Butchko , , , President & Chief Executive Officer, Greenlee Textron Inc., Sherman + Reilly Inc., and HD Electric Company

Jason Butchko joined Textron in 2013 as vice president & general manager of Greenlee Communications and became President and CEO of Greenlee Textron Inc., Sherman + Reilly, Inc., and HD Electric Company in January 2017. During his tenure at Greenlee Communications, he drove the business forward by focusing the channel and new product development on technologies supporting the industry’s migration to Ethernet, Wi-Fi, and next-generation xDSL. Through its strategic acquisitions in Fiber & Ethernet segments, Greenlee Communications has emerged as the leading provider of next generation test & measurement solutions in the global communications industry.

Prior to his role at Textron, Jason held leadership positions at Ideal Industries Inc. and Danaher Corporation. His varied experience in the test and measurement instrumentation field includes Lean/Six Sigma implementation, new product development, strategic planning, M&A, and financial analysis.

Jason earned an MBA from the University of Colorado, an M.S. in environmental science and engineering from the Colorado School of Mines, and a B.S in civil engineering from the United States Air Force Academy.

Scott A. Ernest , , , President and Chief Executive Officer, Textron Aviation

As president and chief executive officer, Scott Ernest is the leader of Textron Aviation, encompassing Cessna Aircraft Company and Beechcraft Corporation.Scott joined the Textron family in 2011, and is backed by nearly three decades of aviation experience. Under Scott’s leadership, Cessna Aircraft Company experienced a surge in new product investment, resulting in the announcement and subsequent entry into service of the Cessna Citation Latitude, Citation X+, Citation Sovereign+, Citation CJ3+, Citation M2, Cessna TTx, and Cessna Grand Caravan EX as well as numerous product enhancements across the full family of products. He also presided over the global expansion of the service center network and the integration of Beechcraft and Cessna operations into the newly-established Textron Aviation segment.

Prior to joining Cessna, Scott had a 29-year career at GE Aviation. Scott left GE Aviation as vice president and general manager of Global Supply Chain, a role he accepted in 2003. Previously, Scott was vice president and general manager of Global Operations for engine services, having been appointed to that position, as well as being named an officer of General Electric Company, in 2001.

An active supporter of United Way, Scott has led several campaign initiatives throughout his career both at the company level and for broader United Way community campaigns. Scott also serves on several community and industry boards and committees, including the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Central Kansas.

Scott has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Akron and a master's degree in engineering from the University of Cincinnati.

Kevin P. Holleran , , , President and CEO, Textron Industrial Segment and Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc.

Kevin Holleran is president and chief executive officer of Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc., a leading global manufacturer of purpose-built vehicles and equipment for a variety of commercial and recreational applications. A division of Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT), Textron Specialized Vehicles markets products under the E-Z-GO, Textron Off Road, Arctic Cat, Jacobsen, Cushman, Dixie Chopper and Textron GSE brands. Its vehicles and equipment range from golf cars to snowmobiles, side-by-sides to aircraft pushbacks, and industrial burden carriers to commercial lawn-care machines. Holleran also serves as president and CEO of Textron Inc.’s Industrial Segment, which includes Textron Specialized Vehicles, Textron Tools & Test and Kautex. Holleran is a member of the Textron Executive Leadership Team, comprised of the top executives in the corporation.
Holleran joined Textron in 2003 as vice president of sales and marketing at E-Z-GO.  In this critical role, Holleran was responsible for global sales, marketing and product services, and contributed to the organic growth of the company through a variety of distribution channel initiatives and new product development.  He was promoted to president in 2007.
Previously, Holleran served as vice president of sales and marketing at Terex Corporation, a diversified global manufacturer that produces a broad range of equipment for the construction, mining and material handling industries.  Prior to that, he held senior sales, marketing and labor relations roles with Ingersoll-Rand.
Holleran received his BS from Cornell University, as well as an MBA from Wake Forest University. He has completed Textron's Global Leadership Program at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and the Senior Executive Leadership Training at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business. He is Six Sigma Green Belt certified.  He currently serves on the World Golf Foundation’s Golf 20/20 Executive Committee, Private Club Foundations Board of Directors, and the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee.  Holleran has also been a member of Young Presidents Organization International since 2009.

R. Danny Maldonado , , , President and Chief Executive Officer, Textron Financial Corporation

Danny Maldonado is president and chief executive officer of Textron Financial Corporation. He was named to this position in December 2014.

Prior to joining Textron Financial Corporation, Maldonado served as Bell Helicopter's executive vice president of sales and marketing since 2012. He joined Textron in 1990 as associate collections administrator, progressing to numerous finance and sales management positions, including several projects in Latin America and Europe. He led major improvement initiatives at Bell Helicopter, such as enhanced sales and marketing programs, the integration of diverse customer support operations, and expansion of credit sources for our international customers.

Maldonado earned a bachelor degree in finance from Saint Mary’s University in 1988 and an M.B.A. from Texas Christian University in 2007. Additionally, he has completed Textron's Growth Leadership Program at Ohio State University, and the Thunderbird Executive Leadership Program at the Garvin School of International Management.

Jörg Rautenstrauch , , , President and Chief Executive Officer, Kautex

Jörg Rautenstrauch is president and chief executive officer of Kautex, a leading global supplier of plastic fuel tank systems, selective catalytic reduction systems and clear vision systems as well as a producer and supplier of engine camshafts and plastic industrial packaging solutions. Rautenstrauch also serves on the Textron Executive Leadership Team.

Rautenstrauch joined Textron in 2011 as the general manager of Klauke, a leading manufacturer of professional tools and connecting material. In this role, Rautenstrauch led Klauke’s growth, expanding the business into key international markets and developing a number of new product initiatives.

Prior to joining Textron, Rautenstrauch was employed by Heraeus, a precious metals and technology group, where he held positions with increasing levels of responsibility in Germany, the United States and Australia. He had most recently served as business unit manager for W.C. Heraeus GmbH.

Rautenstrauch received a joint master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration from Technische Universität Darmstadt in Germany. He has also completed Textron's Senior Executive Leadership Program.

Mitch Snyder , , , President and Chief Executive Officer, Bell Helicopter

Mitch Snyder was named president and chief executive officer of Bell Helicopter in October 2015.

Snyder has been with Bell Helicopter since 2004. Prior to assuming his role as president and chief executive officer, he served as executive vice president, Military Business, for Bell Helicopter. In that role, Snyder was responsible for providing strategic direction, overall management and performance for all government programs. He had previously served as vice president, program director for the V-22 Program and vice president, Component Operations and Support.

Before joining Bell Helicopter, Snyder held several leadership positions during his 21 years with Lockheed Martin in Engineering, Business Development, Manufacturing, and the F-16 Program Office. He also has more than 11 years of international experience with customers in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, including management of aircraft co-production efforts to achieve direct offset credits.

Snyder was selected as a 2015 Alumni Fellow for the Kansas State University College of Engineering for distinguished service throughout his career in the aerospace industry. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Kansas State University and has also completed the Defense Institute for Security Assistance Management Executive Course.

Ian K. Walsh , , , President and Chief Executive Officer, TRU Simulation + Training Inc.

Ian Walsh is president and chief executive officer of TRU Simulation + Training Inc., which offers flight simulation and aircraft training products to the global commercial, civil and military aviation training markets. In addition to leading TRU Simulation + Training, Walsh also serves on Textron’s Executive Leadership Team.

Previously, Walsh was senior vice president and general manager of Textron Systems’ Weapon & Sensor Systems business where he created a high performance culture focused on international growth, new product development, margin improvement and teamwork. Prior to that, Walsh held several leadership roles at Textron Systems including senior vice president of operations, and senior vice president and general manager of Lycoming Engines. As senior vice president and general manager of Lycoming Engines, Walsh increased the company’s profitability and led the business to achieve the International Shingo Silver Medallion for Operational Excellence, and shortly thereafter the Shingo Prize. Prior to joining Textron, Walsh served as an officer and naval aviator flying Cobra attack helicopters in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1989 to 1996, with combat tours in Somalia, Haiti and Bosnia. He is an active pilot with more than 1,500 hours of flight time and is commercially rated in helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft.

Walsh earned a bachelor’s degree from Hamilton College, a master of public administration degree from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and a master of business administration degree from the Harvard Business School. He has completed Textron's Global Leadership Program at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and the Senior Executive Leadership Training at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business. Walsh is a life member on the Council of Foreign Relations. He is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt, one of Textron's first Top Gun Black Belts and is recognized as one of the company’s Top Champions of continuous improvement.

Corporate Officers

Mark Bamford , , , Vice President and Corporate Controller, Textron Inc.

Mark Bamford is vice president and corporate controller of Textron Inc. His responsibilities include management of external and internal accounting, financial reporting, and financial planning and analysis. Bamford is also a member of Textron's Executive Leadership Team.

Previously, Bamford served as vice president of Textron audit services where he was responsible for global audit services activities at Textron. Prior to that, he was executive director, accounting and reporting, and oversaw Textron's financial reporting process and technical accounting matters across Textron's businesses.

Mark joined Textron in 2000 as the director of external reporting and held several positions of increasing responsibility, including controller for Textron's Fluid & Power business. Prior to Textron, Mark spent 14 years in a wide range of audit management and advisory services roles at KPMG, a global audit, tax and advisory firm.

Bamford earned a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from Saint Bonaventure University and has completed the Duke Leadership Program and Textron's Finance Global Leadership Program at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School Thunderbird program. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in New York State and is a member of both the New York State Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs.

Paul Mc Gartoll , , , Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, Textron Inc.

Paul Mc Gartoll is vice president, strategy and business development. He is responsible for developing global strategies that drive growth and profitability across the organization, overseeing Textron’s China and India offices and leading the Textron Strategy Council.

Mc Gartoll was previously senior vice president, planning and M&A, at Bell Helicopter, where he was responsible for developing Bell’s strategic business plan and formulating and executing its M&A strategy. He joined Textron in 1994 in the Washington office as executive director, international business development. He was later named managing director of Textron Europe, where he was responsible for initiating and coordinating business development activities in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Prior to joining Textron, Mc Gartoll worked as a director of Braxton Associates, a Boston-based consulting firm, where he performed consulting functions for a wide range of U.S. and international clients and for General Electric as an engineering specialist and lead-commissioning engineer, managing projects in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Mc Gartoll earned a degree in mechanical engineering from University College Dublin and a master’s degree in business administration from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

Dana L. Goldberg , , , Vice President, Tax, Textron Inc.

Dana L. Goldberg is the vice president of tax for Textron Inc. Her responsibilities include overseeing Textron’s worldwide tax operations, leading tax planning and strategy in support of the company’s business goals.

Dana joined Textron from Caterpillar, Inc. where she was a senior-level tax executive responsible for its global tax planning and strategy, serving most recently as senior tax director for Global M&A & Corporate Tax, and, previously as global international tax director. Before joining Caterpillar, Dana was an executive with Hewlett-Packard (HP) Company, serving as chief of staff for HP Global Tax. She is a former tax partner of KPMG's M&A Tax Practice and spent over 10 years in Dallas, Texas servicing clients on M&A tax matters.

Dana is a Magna cum Laude graduate of Wichita State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting.

Scott P. Hegstrom , , , Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions, Textron Inc.

Scott P. Hegstrom was appointed vice president, Mergers & Acquisitions, for Textron Inc. in December 2014. In this position, he is responsible for overseeing and managing Textron's global business development activities, including mergers, acquisitions and strategic partnerships. In addition, he serves on Textron's enterprise-wide Finance Council.

Hegstrom joined Textron in 2014 as the company’s executive director, Mergers & Acquisitions. Prior to joining Textron, he was vice president of business development for Rackspace Hosting, Inc., preceded by 12-years in investment banking at Goldman, Sachs & Co. where he advised numerous companies in executing strategic transactions as well as public and private financings.

Hegstrom received his B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Iowa State University. He earned his Master of Business Administration from University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business with concentrations in finance and strategic management.

Stewart Holmes , , , Senior Vice President, Washington Operations

Stewart Holmes was appointed senior vice president of Washington Operations in March 2017. In this role, he is responsible for managing the Washington-based government affairs activities of Textron, including the corporate strategies and activities that maximize Congressional and Executive Branch support for programs and issues of interest to Textron and its business units. In addition, he is a member of Textron’s Executive Leadership Team.

Holmes joined Textron in 2015 as the vice president of Washington Operations with extensive knowledge and experience in government affairs and defense issues. Prior to joining Textron, he served as the staff director/minority clerk for the Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, overseeing recommendations for the annual appropriations for the Department of Defense and the intelligence community. He had previously worked as a staff member for the Senate Appropriations Committee and as an aide to Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi.

Holmes served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 23 years and is a graduate of The Citadel and the Naval Postgraduate School.

Lawrence J. La Sala , , , Vice President and Deputy General Counsel – Litigation

Larry La Sala is Textron’s vice president and deputy general counsel – litigation. He was appointed to this position in July 2017. La Sala manages the Corporate litigation staff and has primary oversight of all litigation throughout the company, including product liability, commercial, government contract, aviation, employment and intellectual property litigation. He is a member of the enterprise-wide Legal Council.

La Sala joined Textron in 2002 as assistant general counsel and has since taken on increasing levels of responsibility, most recently as executive counsel in 2016. During his 15-year tenure with the company, he has worked on a number of litigation issues with primary responsibility for complex commercial disputes, securities litigation and products liability. In addition to supporting Tools & Test, Kautex and Textron Financial litigation cases, La Sala has served as primary legal counsel for Textron Information Services.

Before joining Textron, La Sala was an attorney with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in New York City for nine years. He also served as law clerk for U.S. District Court Judge Albert J. Lechner in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. He received a bachelor’s degree from Amherst College and a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. In addition, he has completed Textron’s Executive Leadership Program and Global Leadership Program.

Mary F. Lovejoy , , , Vice President and Treasurer, Textron Inc.

Mary F. Lovejoy was appointed vice president and treasurer of Textron Inc. in April 2000. She is responsible for overseeing the company's financing activities, global treasury operations, the investment of pension fund assets and Textron's insurance programs. In addition, she serves on Textron's enterprise-wide Finance Council.

During her career with Textron, Lovejoy has held key positions in the field of investor relations and communications. She joined Textron in 1993 as director of Investor Relations. In 1995, she was promoted to vice president, Investor Relations and in 1996, she assumed responsibility for all corporate communications activities.

Prior to joining Textron, Lovejoy was vice president and senior corporate banker at the First National Bank of Chicago. During her 16 years at First Chicago, she held a variety of positions at the bank's Chicago, Boston and London offices.

Lovejoy received a B.A. from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. She is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of Rhode Island School of Design, the Board of the Rhode Island Foundation, and the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation Board. Lovejoy is a past participant in the Textron Executive Development and the Advanced Management programs.

Thomas N. Nichipor , , , Vice President, Audit Services, Textron Inc.

Thomas N. Nichipor was appointed vice president, Audit Services of Textron Inc. in March 2014. He is responsible for global audit services activities at Textron and serves as an officer of the corporation. Nichipor is also a member of Textron’s Finance Council.

Previously, Nichipor was senior vice president and chief financial officer of Textron Financial Corporation's non-captive business, a position he held since March 2011. Prior to that, he was Textron Financial’s vice president and corporate controller and was the principal accounting officer for the company. In this role he was responsible for the accounting and reporting of the company’s financial results to both the Securities Exchange Commission and company leadership. Prior to joining Textron in 2003, Nichipor spent seven years in audit management roles at Deloitte & Touche LLP and Arthur Andersen LLP and served large corporate clients, primarily in the financial services and energy industries.

Nichipor earned a bachelor’s degree in Management and Accounting from Fairfield University and obtained his Certified Public Accountant license while working at Arthur Andersen LLP. He has also completed Textron's Senior Executive Leadership Program at Duke University.

Elizabeth C. Perkins , , , Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Textron Inc.

Elizabeth C. Perkins was named Textron's vice president and deputy general counsel in May 2011. She is responsible for managing the Corporate legal staff with primary responsibility for overseeing all legal matters other than litigation, including mergers and acquisitions, SEC, Corporate finance, antitrust, compliance, international, intellectual property, government contracts and real estate. Perkins is a member of the enterprise-wide Legal Council and leads the Legal Council Working Group.

In her previous position, Perkins was executive vice president and general counsel for Textron Financial Corporation since February 2005. In that role, she led numerous legal initiatives such as Textron Financial's successful liquidation of more than $9 billion in finance receivables. Under her guidance, the Textron Financial legal team effectively executed collections, loan workouts, bankruptcies and defensive litigation for the company's diverse and multi-industry customer base.

Perkins joined Textron Financial in 1985 as a staff attorney and has held various roles of increasing responsibility throughout the organization. In 1991, she was named vice president assistant general counsel, and in 1994 she was promoted to senior vice president general counsel and served in that position until 2005. Prior to joining Textron, Perkins was with the law firm of Gaston Snow & Ely Bartlett in Boston, MA.

She received her B.A. in history from Brown University and her J.D. from Boston College. Perkins has completed Textron's Global Leadership program at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.

Eric Salander , , , Vice President, Investor Relations

Eric Salander was appointed vice president, Investor Relations and a Textron corporate officer in August 2016. His responsibilities include communicating Textron's strategy and financial performance to investment and business communities worldwide, including Wall Street analysts, institutional investors and business/financial media. In addition, he is a member of Textron's Executive Leadership Team and serves on Textron's enterprise-wide Finance Council.

Eric previously served as senior vice president and chief financial officer for Textron Aviation, the world's leading manufacturer of general aviation aircraft. Eric joined Cessna Aircraft Company (now Textron Aviation) in February 2010 after serving as executive director of financial planning and analysis for Textron Inc. In this role, he was responsible for directing Textron's financial planning and analysis processes across all business units and corporate departments in support of the Textron's budgeting, financial reporting, management reporting, external communications and portfolio management activities.

Prior to joining Textron in May 2004, Eric was senior vice president of Finance for Textron Financial where he was responsible for all accounting and financial planning and analysis operations. He was an audit manager with Ernst & Young prior to joining Textron Financial.

Eric is a CPA and has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration along with a Master of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Rhode Island.

He is a graduate of the Textron/Wharton Global Leadership Forum at the University of Pennsylvania, Textron’s Executive Leadership Program at the Thunderbird School of Global Leadership, and Textron’s Senior Executive Leadership Program (SELP) at Duke University.

Diane K. Schwarz , , , Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Textron Inc.

Diane Schwarz is the vice president and chief information officer for Textron Inc., including Textron Information Services (TIS). Her responsibilities include managing the business unit chief information officers and directing the day-to-day activities of TIS including managing TIS executive staff members. She oversees Textron's Information Management Council and manages Textron's information technology supplier and outsourcing relationships.

In her previous position, Schwarz was VP & CIO of Textron Systems where she consolidated the company's technology footprint and enhanced the customer service provided by the information services function. She joined Textron in 2007 as the director of information technology services and support for Bell Helicopter. In the five years that followed, her responsibilities at Bell Helicopter broadened into areas encompassing business application technologies and special projects focused on modernizing technology systems.

Prior to joining Textron, Schwarz was VP of information services at Sonitrol and held other technology leadership positions at Honeywell, Ultrak and Steelcase. She holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Notre Dame and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Cathy Streker , , , Vice President, Human Resources and Benefits, Textron Inc.

Cathy A. Streker is Vice President of Human Resources & Benefits for Textron Inc. She is responsible for Textron’s global human resources strategy to support our domestic and international growth opportunities across the company, and is also responsible for the HR functions at Corporate headquarters. Streker also plays an integral role on the company-wide Human Resources Leadership Team, comprised of the top human resources executives of Textron’s business units.

Since joining the company in 1986, Streker has held positions of increased responsibility spanning various aspects of information technology and human resources, including global HR strategies & planning, supplier management and operations. She also led the Program Management Office of one of the company’s most transformational human resources programs. Prior to assuming her current role, Streker served as executive director, Human Resources, where she has helped drive growth initiatives across the company, partnering with Marketing, Business Development, Investor Relations, Government Affairs, Corporate Communications and Strategy to assess, organize and develop the company’s talent to position the company for future success. She also provided strategic human resources support to the company’s India and Shanghai offices, aiding Textron’s international expansion efforts.

Streker earned a MBA from Bryant University. She also is a certified Textron Six Sigma Green Belt and has completed numerous Textron-sponsored certificate programs at the American International School of Management, Center for Creative Leadership, Ohio State University, the Wharton School and Duke University.

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