November 11, 2015 – Rockwell Collins has announced that its CEO and president Kelly Ortberg (pictured left) has been elected to the additional role of Chairman of the Board. He succeeds Anthony Carbone, who will continue on the board and serve as lead director, a position he previously held.
Ortberg was appointed president of Rockwell Collins in September 2012 and was elected CEO in July 2013. Under his leadership, the company successfully completed the acquisition of ARINC, won a number of key commercial and government programs, effectively managed through the challenges of sequestration, and ultimately, returned to growth after several years of challenging market dynamics.
Carbone was appointed non-executive chairman of the board in August 2014 and has been a director of Rockwell Collins since June 2001.
“Tony has been a strong and effective chairman, and I look forward to his continued leadership and guidance in his role as lead director,” said Ortberg.