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President, Space Propulsion & Power systems Sector Aerojet Recketdyne

Kristin Houston

Kristin Houston is the President of the Space Propulsion & Power Systems sector within the Aerojet Rocketdyne segment of L3Harris Technologies. She is responsible for business strategy, financial performance and successful execution and growth of the sector’s core capabilities that span launch propoulsion, in-space propulsion, and power systems.

Kristin joined L3Harris in 2021 to serve as the President of the Electro Optical sector within the Integrated Mission Systems segement. In this role, Kristin grew the sector to $1.6B, with 4,500 employees across multiple divisions and sites across the United States and Canada.

Prior to joining L3Harris, Kristin served as the Vice President of Engineering and Chief Engineer for the Vertical Lift division of Boeing Defense, Space & Security.

As part of her role, Kristin oversaw a team of over 2,000 engineers and a portfolio, which included the AH-6 Little Bird, AH-64 Apache, H-47 Chinook, MH-139 Grey Wolf, V-22 Osprey and DEFIANT X. Kristin has held several other programmatic and technical leadership roles at Boeing, including service as Vice President of Tiltrotor Programs and Director of the Bell Boeing V-22 program.

She also served as Director of International Apache Programs, managing development and production of 15 AH-64E Apache attack helicopter programs for customers in Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

Kristin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and an Executive MBA from Villanova University with Beta Gamma Sigma honors.

Kristin serves as a board member for the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation. She is the L3Harris Executive Focal for Villanova University.

Kristin has been an executive sponsor for numerous Employee Resource Groups and the Society of Women Engineers. Kristin currently serves as the L3Harris WE3 Executive Sponsor. She is passionate about supporting initiatives that promote workplace diversity and inclusion.

The Philadelphia Business Journal named Kristin to its 40 Under 40 Class of 2018. She is also an avid runner, cyclist and triathlete.

L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across space, air, land, sea and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $17 billion in annual revenue and 47,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries. L3Harris.com