Harris Corp. Names Duffy SVP of HR and Administration

Robert Duffy will be responsible for implementing Harris’ human resources and administrative organizations’ strategy, including talent acquisition and leadership development.

Melbourne Fla. — July 26

Harris Corp., a communications and information technology company, has named Robert Duffy as its senior vice president of human resources and administration, reporting to Harris’ President and CEO Bill Brown. He succeeds Jeff Shuman, who is leaving Harris to pursue other opportunities.

In this role, Duffy, 45, is responsible for planning and implementing Harris’ human resources and administrative organizations’ strategy. He will direct the development of the company’s workforce, including talent acquisition, leadership development and training, employee relations, compensation and benefits, and will oversee real estate, environmental, health and safety, corporate relations, communications/public relations, flight operations and business conduct.

Duffy brings nearly 20 years of human resources leadership experience to Harris. He joined Harris from United Technologies Corp. (UTC), where he held domestic and international leadership positions of increasing responsibility since joining the company in 1998.

He most recently served as vice president of human resources for the company’s $7 billion Sikorsky aircraft operation. Prior, he served in similar roles within UTC’s Fire and Security, Carrier, Hamilton Sundstrand and Pratt & Whitney operations.

Prior to joining UTC, Duffy held human resource management positions with Royal Dutch Shell and the James River Corp.

Duffy holds a bachelor’s degree in human resource management from Muhlenberg College and a master’s degree in management and technology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Source: Harris Corp.