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Rockwell Collins Names New President

By Tish Drake | September 24, 2012
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Robert K. Ortberg

Rockwell Collins today announced the appointment of Robert K. Ortberg as the company’s president. He joins Clayton M. Jones, who continues as chairman and CEO, in the newly formed Office of the Chief Executive.

“This move will bring even greater focus to serving our stakeholders and help us better prepare for the future of this highly integrated company,” Jones said. “We have always valued operational excellence, and I expect this new organizational structure to enable us to achieve even higher levels of performance, further enhancing our reputation in this area.”

As president, Ortberg is primarily responsible for the operational management of the company, including oversight of its commercial and government businesses and supporting functions. He was formerly executive vice president and chief operating officer of the company’s Government Systems business, and previously served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Commercial Systems.

Additionally, the company has also named Philip J. Jasper executive vice president and chief operating officer of Government Systems, reporting to Ortberg. Jasper has more than 20 years’ experience with Rockwell Collins, including previous roles as vice president, business development, and vice president, mobility and rotary wing solutions for the company’s Government Systems business.

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