Textron names new board member

Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) has elected Ralph D. Heath to the company´s Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2017, the company said.

Heath is the retired Executive Vice President–Aeronautics of Lockheed Martin Corporation, a global security and aerospace company.

Heath served on the Board of Directors of Hawker Beechcraft from 2013-2014, prior to Textron´s acquisition of the Beechcraft business. Heath is a US Army veteran and qualified Airborne Ranger. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering and an MBA from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

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. Its brands include Bell Helicopter, Cessna, and Beechcraft.