Textron appoints new executive vice president, human resources

Textron Inc. (TXT) has announced that Julie G. Duffy has been named executive vice president, Human Resources, the company said.

She succeeds Cheryl H. Johnson, who has been named chief human resources officer at Caterpillar Inc.

Duffy was most recently Textron´s vice president and deputy general counsel — litigation, responsible for managing the Corporate litigation staff with primary oversight of litigation throughout the company. She has played an active role in developing, implementing and standardizing human resources policies across the company and has served as the senior legal advisor on employment and benefits issues. She is also a member of the Textron Benefits Committee.

Duffy received her bachelor´s degree from Georgetown University and her J.D. from Boston University.

Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known for its brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, Textron Off Road, Arctic Cat, Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation + Training.