CINCINNATI, January 16, 2008 â€” Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has named P. Harris Morris to the newly created position of vice president of Software Systems in its Broadcast Communications business. Morris will be responsible for the software, server, newsroom and editing businesses that manage digital media workflow for global broadcast and other media customers. He will be located in Denver, Colorado.
Morris had been chief strategy officer for the Thomson Learning Division of Thomson Corporation where he played an instrumental role in the development of Thomsonâ€™s growth strategy for international channel expansion and digital products. Previously, he was a partner and vice president of Bain & Company, a global business consulting firm. During 13 years with Bain & Company, he helped numerous â€œflagship clientsâ€? to focus in the areas of growth strategy, mergers and acquisitions, operations improvement and globalization. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in economics and foreign affairs from the University of Virginia, and an MBA degree with a focus in operations and finance from the Harvard Business School.
â€œHarris Morris has extensive experience analyzing markets and developing strategies for a wide variety of global clients across media, technology, telecommunications and industrial markets,â€? said Tim Thorsteinson, president, Harris Broadcast Communications. â€œAs a consultant with Bain & Company, he helped develop the companyâ€™s commercial market strategies. In this newly created position, he will build on our strategies to expand addressable markets and focus product development efforts that allow us to offer more comprehensive solutions to our customers.â€?
Harris Broadcast Communications offers products, systems and services that provide interoperable workflow solutions that span the entire broadcast delivery chain. The Harris ONE approach brings together highly integrated and cost-effective products that are ideal for emerging media business models and for customers upgrading media operations to digital and high-definition services.
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 annual revenue of over $4 billion and 16,000 employees â€” including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communicationsâ„¢ products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at