DENVER, July 26, 2010 — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has named Doug Means vice president and general manager of the new Workflow, Infrastructure and Networking (WIN) unit of its Broadcast Communications business. Means will report to Harris Morris, president of Harris Broadcast Communications, and will be based in the organization's Toronto office.
In this role, Means will lead the newly formed WIN business unit, which encompasses the Harris Broadcast infrastructure, networking, server, automation and asset management product portfolios. WIN was formed as part of an overall strategy to create scale, reduce organizational complexity and deliver more interoperable solutions to address the continually changing needs of Harris Broadcast customers.
Means is an experienced executive with a proven track record of delivering best-in-class technology solutions around the world. He spent 14 years at Motorola in various roles including vice president of sales, general manager for satellite broadcast systems, and general manager of the IP Video Systems business unit. His career also includes substantive roles at Zenith Data Systems and Sears Business Centers. Most recently, he was the chief operating officer for Imagine Communications.
Means holds a marketing degree from Southwest Missouri State University and a master's in business administration from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
"The formation of our new WIN business unit is part of our company's strategic response to the need for closer collaboration among the creative, technological and business portions of today's media companies," said Harris Morris, president, Harris Broadcast Communications. "Doug's broad experience in worldwide sales, product management, manufacturing operations, quality improvement and global market expansion will enable us to break down silos, increase collaboration and deliver the high-quality technology and business solutions that our customers need to monetize consumers in today's multiplatform world."
Under Means' leadership, the new WIN business unit will oversee interoperability initiatives; implement the "go to market" strategy focused on gathering market intelligence, anticipating industry requirements and driving customer loyalty; and consolidate engineering and product line management activities to drive a cohesive, world-class product strategy.
Harris Broadcast Communications offers products, systems and services that provide interoperable workflow solutions for broadcast, cable, satellite and out-of-home networks. The Harris ONE™ solution brings together highly integrated and cost-effective products that enable advanced media workflows for emerging content delivery business models.