Rockwell Collins said that Rick Schmidt has been named vice president, mergers & acquisitions, effective immediately.
Schmidt has spent his entire career with Rockwell Collins and has extensive institutional knowledge and aerospace and defense industry experience. In his most recent position as senior director, Mergers & Acquisitions, he played a significant role in the company´s acquisition of ARINC in 2013. He holds a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Arts, with an emphasis in Finance, from The University of Iowa.
He succeeds Steve Belland who will retire from the company on October 2.
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