Harris Corporation Names Tom Eaton President of Harris CapRock Communications - its Global Communications Services BusinessBy Harris Corporation, PRNE
Monday, May 30, 2011
MELBOURNE, Florida, May 31, 2011 -
Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and
information technology company, has named Tom Eaton president of the
company's global communications services business, Harris CapRock
Communications. Eaton will use his extensive experience within the
international satellite and telecommunications sectors to continue building
Harris as the leader in end-to-end communications for clients'
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Eaton most recently served as Harris CapRock's global operations officer
and formerly led the business' government division, where he tripled its
annual revenue between 2008 and 2011. Eaton transitioned the business from a
bandwidth reseller to a fully managed services and terrestrial network
provider. He led the strategic growth of a key terrestrial program, the DISN
Access Transport Services (DATS) contract, and managed the subsequent
acquisition of Core180's terrestrial infrastructure, which was part of the
DATS business. This infrastructure now serves as the foundation of Harris
CapRock's global terrestrial network.
Previously Eaton was president of G2 Satellite Solutions, a wholly-owned
subsidiary of PanAmSat, where he was responsible for developing innovative
communications solutions for the U.S. and international government markets.
While at PanAmSat he also served as executive vice president of global sales
and marketing. Prior to that, Eaton led Intelsat's global sales and customer
support organization and also served as co-founder and vice president of
sales and marketing for Integrated Network Services, Inc. During his career
Eaton has served clients in a broad range of markets including energy,
healthcare, broadcast, enterprise, telecom, and government.
"Tom has a remarkable track record in positioning businesses for their
next phase of growth," said Dan Pearson, executive vice president and chief
operating officer for Harris. "In just three years Tom grew Harris CapRock's
government division from virtually a no-name brand in the marketplace to
holding a significant position in defense communications. He did this by
focusing on customer requirements and moving from vendor status to a partner
invested in customers' mission success."
Harris also announced that Peter Shaper is retiring from the company and
stepping down from the interim position of group president.
"Peter was instrumental in bringing together the strategic acquisitions
and combining businesses to form Harris CapRock," said Pearson. "We thank him
for his dedication to making Harris CapRock the successful business that it
Under Eaton's leadership, Harris CapRock will continue to focus on
serving customers with extreme and remote communication requirements across
the energy, government and maritime markets. Reporting to Eaton are Keith
Johnson, president of Energy Solutions; David Myers, president of Government
Solutions; and Rick Simonian, president of Maritime Solutions. They will
remain focused on building a portfolio that enables Harris CapRock to be
customers' single source of IT and communication requirements, including
terrestrial, satellite and hybrid solutions. Andrew Lucas will fill Eaton's
previous role overseeing the operation and deployment of the company's global
network and service delivery infrastructure.
"Harris CapRock is a critical component in Harris' Integrated Network
Solutions business, which is a significant growth engine for Harris," said
Pearson. "The capital, resources and focus we are investing in Harris CapRock
will enable the business to continue its worldwide expansion and be in more
places, more quickly, with more innovative solutions to meet clients'
evolving communication requirements."
Harris CapRock Communications is a premier global provider of managed
satellite and terrestrial communications solutions specifically for remote
and harsh environments including the energy, government and maritime markets.
Harris CapRock owns and operates a robust global infrastructure that includes
teleports on six continents, five 24 x 7 network operations centers, local
presence in 23 countries, and over 275 global field service personnel
supporting customer locations across North America, Central and South
America, Europe, West Africa and Asia Pacific.
A high resolution photo is available at the following link: Tom Eaton
About Harris Corporation
Harris is an international communications and information technology
company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries.
Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $6 billion
of annual revenue and more than 16,000 employees - including nearly 7,000
engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class
assured communications(R) products, systems, and services. Additional
information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.
Christy Hartman, Harris CapRock Communications, Chartm01 at harris.com, +1-832-668-2383, or Jim Burke, Corporate Headquarters, Jim.Burke at harris.com, +1-321-727-9131
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