Board of Directors

Michael T. Strianese

  • Chairman of the Board
  • Member of the Executive Committee

Mr. Strianese became Chairman on October 7, 2008 and served as Chief Executive Officer from October 2006 until December 2017. He also served as President from October 2006 until October 2015. Until February 2007, Mr. Strianese was also our Corporate Ethics Officer. He was our interim Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer from June 2006. Mr. Strianese became Chief Financial Officer in March 2005. From March 2001 to March 2005 he was our Senior Vice President – Finance. He joined us in April 1997 as Vice President – Finance and Controller and was our Controller until July 2000. In 2014, Mr. Strianese served as Chairman of the Aerospace Industries Association. In July 2017, Mr. Strianese announced his retirement as CEO, effective December 31, 2017, after 20 years of service with L3 and will remain Chairman of L3’s Board.

Robert B. Millard

  • Lead Independent Director
  • Chairman of the Executive Committee
  • Chairman of the Compensation Committee

Director since April 1997. Lead Independent Director of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Compensation and Executive Committees. Mr. Millard is currently the Chairman of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Corporation. Prior to becoming Chairman of MIT, Mr. Millard held various positions in business, including Managing Director at Lehman Brothers and its predecessors from 1976 to 2008 and Chairman of Realm Partners L.L.C. Mr. Millard is a director of Evercore Partners Inc. He is also a current member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He has also served as a director of Gulfmark Offshore, Inc. until June 2013.

Claude R. Canizares

  • Member of the Audit Committee

Director since May 2003. Member of the Audit Committee. Since 1971, Professor Canizares has been at MIT. He currently serves as Vice President and is the Bruno Rossi Professor of Physics. In addition, he is a principal investigator on NASA’s Chandra X-ray observatory and Associate Director of its science center. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the International Academy of Astronautics. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Professor Canizares serves on the Department of Commerce’s Emerging Technology and Research Advisory Committee and the National Research Council’s (NRC) Committee on Science, Technology and the Law. He also serves on the Auditing Committee of the National Academy of Sciences. Professor Canizares has served on the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, the NASA Advisory Council, and the Council of the National Academy of Sciences.

Thomas A. Corcoran

  • Member of the Audit Committee
  • Member of the Compensation Committee

Director since July 1997. Member of the Audit and Compensation Committees. Mr. Corcoran has been a Senior Advisor of The Carlyle Group, a private equity investment firm, and the President of Corcoran Enterprises, LLC, a private management consulting firm, since 2001. From March 2001 to April 2004, Mr. Corcoran was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Gemini Air Cargo. Mr. Corcoran was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Allegheny Teledyne Incorporated from October 1999 to December 2000. From April 1993 to September 1999, he was the President and Chief Operating Officer of the Electronic Systems Sector and Space & Strategic Missiles Sector of Lockheed Martin Corporation. Prior to that he worked for General Electric for 26 years and held various management positions with GE Aerospace. Mr. Corcoran is currently on the Board of Directors for Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. He formerly served as a director of ARINC, La Barge, Inc., Serco Ltd, and Force Protection, Inc.

Ann E. Dunwoody

  • Member of the Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee

Director since June 2013. Member of the Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee. General Dunwoody (U.S. Army – Ret.) was the first woman in U.S. military history to achieve the rank of four-star general. From 2008 until her retirement in 2012, she led and ran the largest global logistics command in the Army comprising 69,000 military and civilian individuals, located in all 50 states and over 140 countries with a budget of $60 billion dollars. General (Ret.) Dunwoody also served as a strategic planner for the Chief of Staff of the Army. During her 38-year military career, she was decorated for distinguished service and has received many major military and honorary awards. General (Ret.) Dunwoody is a current director of Republic Services, Inc. and is on the Council of Trustees for the Association of the United States Army.

Lewis Kramer

  • Chairman of the Audit Committee
  • Member of the Executive Committee
  • Member of the Compensation Committee

Director since July 2009. Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Executive and Compensation Committees. Mr. Kramer was a partner at Ernst & Young from 1981 until he retired in June 2009 after a nearly 40-year career at Ernst & Young. At the time of his retirement, Mr. Kramer served as the Global Client Service Partner for worldwide external audit and all other services for major clients, and served on the firm’s United States Executive Board. He previously served as Ernst & Young’s National Director of Audit Services.

Christopher E. Kubasik

  • Chief Executive Officer and President

In January 2018, Mr. Kubasik became our Chief Executive Officer and President after having served as President and Chief Operating Officer for two years since joining L3 in October 2015. From March 2014 to October 2015, Mr. Kubasik served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Seabury Advisory Group. From 2013 to 2014, Mr. Kubasik served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Ackuity Advisors, Inc. Prior to that, Mr. Kubasik held various executive positions with Lockheed Martin Corporation, including Vice Chairman, President and Chief Operating Officer from 2010 to 2012; Executive Vice President of Electronic Systems division from 2007 to 2009; and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2001 to 2007. In 1983, Mr. Kubasik began his career in public accounting at Ernst & Young, LLP, and served in a number of increasingly responsible positions until becoming a partner in 1996. Mr. Kubasik graduated magna cum laude from the University of Maryland School of Business.

Lloyd W. “Fig” Newton

  • Member of the Compensation Committee

Director since September 2012. Member of the Compensation Committee. General Newton (U.S. Air Force – Ret.) was a four-star General and Commander of the Air Force, Air Education and Training Command, where he was responsible for the recruiting, training and education of all Air Force personnel from 1997 until his retirement in 2000. Following his retirement from the Air Force, General (Ret.) Newton was Executive Vice President of Pratt & Whitney Military Engines until 2006. During his 34 year military career, General (Ret.) Newton also served as an Air Force congressional liaison officer with the U.S. House of Representatives and was a member of the Air Force’s Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds. General (Ret.) Newton is a current director of Torchmark Corporation. He formerly served as a director of Sonoco Products Co. and Goodrich Corporation.

Vincent Pagano, Jr.

  • Chairman of the Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee
  • Member of the Executive Committee
  • Member of the Audit Committee

Director since April 2013. Chairman of the Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee and member of the Executive and Audit Committees. Mr. Pagano was a partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP until his retirement at the end of 2012. He was the head of the firm’s capital markets practice from 1999 to 2012 and, before that, administrative partner of the firm from 1996 to 1999. He was a member of the firm’s executive committee during substantially all of the 1996–2012 period. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Cheniere Energy Partners GP, LLC, the general partner of Cheniere Energy Partners, and Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc. In addition, Mr. Pagano serves on the Engineering Advisory Council of Lehigh University.

H. Hugh Shelton

  • Member of the Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee

Director since April 2011. Member of the Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee. General Shelton (U.S. Army – Ret.) was the senior officer of the United States military and principal military advisor to the President of the United States, the Secretary of Defense and the National Security Council when he served as the fourteenth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1997 until his retirement in 2001. He had previously served as Commander-in-Chief of U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM). From January 2002 until April 2006, General (Ret.) Shelton served as the President, International Sales of M.I.C. Industries, an international manufacturing company. General (Ret.) Shelton was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2001 and awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 2002. General (Ret.) Shelton is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Red Hat, Inc. He is also Executive Director of the General H. Hugh Shelton Leadership Center at North Carolina State University and is a Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD).

Arthur L. Simon

  • Member of the Audit Committee
  • Member of the Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee

Director since April 2001. Member of the Audit and Nominating/Corporate Governance Committees. Before his retirement, Mr. Simon was a partner at Coopers & Lybrand LLP, Certified Public Accountants, from 1968 to 1994 and was the co-founder of the firm’s Defense Contracting Industry Group. He is also a director of Loral Space & Communications Inc.