Rockwell Collins Exec Changes

Commercial systems gets a new operating chief.
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Rockwell Collins (COL) named Kelly Ortberg chief operating officer of its commercial systems business, replacing Bob Chiusano, who will retire at the end of the year.

"Throughout his 28 years of service to this company, Bob has provided exceptional leadership for both our commercial and government businesses," said Rockwell Collins Chairman President and CEO Clay Jones. "Under his direction Commercial Systems has delivered another outstanding year, serving our customers and generating superior financial results."

Ortberg will be responsible for the Cedar Rapids, Iowa, company's aviation electronics, communications and cabin systems for the air transport, business aviation and regional airline markets.

Jeff Standerski will replace Ortberg as vice president and general manager of air transport systems. Kent Statler has been appointed executive vice president of Rockwell Collins Services.