Textron Inc. has announced Lisa Atherton as the President & CEO of the Bell segment, effective April 28, 2023. Lisa, until now was the Chief Operating Officer of Bell and succeeds Mitch Snyder, who will be retiring after more than seven years as president & CEO of Bell.
Lisa served as president & CEO of Textron Systems from 2017 until January 2023 when she was named COO at Bell. She joined Textron Defense Systems in 2007 and, in 2013, she transitioned to Bell and held a number of leadership positions within Military Programs, including Vice President, Military Business. A graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, she served eight years at the U.S. Air Force Air Combat Command’s Directorate of Requirements.
According to Scott C. Donnelly, Textron chairman & CEO, “Lisa has done an outstanding job of building strong teams at Bell and Textron Systems in her 16 years with the company and has earned the confidence of our customers.
Under her leadership, Bell will continue its strong execution across military and commercial programs and I am confident that she will provide the strategic vision to generate future growth for Bell.