Summit Notebook

Goodrich CFO saw transformation from tires to aerospace

December 15, 2009

Goodrich Corp. Chief Financial Officer Scott Kuechle recalls when he first started at the company about 25 years ago the firm was mainly in tires, commodity chemicals and industrial products. Aerospace defense was a “very small” component buried in its industrial business. AERO-ARMS-SUMMIT/

Rockwell Collins CEO: ex-fighter pilot sees need for pilotless aircraft

December 15, 2009

On the surface, it would appear that a fighter pilot would have little interest in a remotely piloted aircraft, which more and more are being used in wars for reconnaissance and firing missiles.

L-3 chief Strianese: “I was not born a CEO”

December 15, 2009

The Chief Executive Officer of L-3 Communications says he’s a “city kid” from New York who worked his way up from loading trucks in the Bronx as a college student to being in charge of  a large U.S. defense contractor. AERO-ARMS-SUMMIT/