Howard L. Lance has been Chairman of the Board of Harris Corp. since June 30, 2003, President and Chief Executive Officer since February 1, 2003 and a Director since January 20, 2003. Mr. Lance was most recently President of NCR Corp. and Chief Operating Officer of its Retail and Financial Group with over $4 billion in sales. Previous to that, Mr. Lance was Executive Vice President of Emerson Electric Co. At Emerson, he led one of Harris Corp.'s largest segments, Electronics and Telecommunications, with sales of approximately $3 billion. Mr. Lance spent 17 years of his career at Emerson Electric Co., holding increasingly senior management positions. In 1999, Mr. Lance was named Executive Vice President for the Electronics and Telecommunications businesses, which provide a broad range of power, electronic, and networking products for the information technology and telecommunications markets. Previous to that, Mr. Lance was Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Astec (BSR) PLC, which was Emerson''s majority-owned power supply and electronic components business based in Hong Kong and listed on the London Stock Exchange. Prior to that, Mr. Lance served as group Vice President within the Climate Technologies segment of Harris Corp. and was previously President of the Copeland Corp. Refrigeration Division. He served at Copeland for a total of 12 years and rose to the top position through a variety of sales, marketing, and product service assignments. Earlier, Mr. Lance held sales and marketing assignments with the Scott-Fetzer Co. and Caterpillar Inc. where he began his career in an engineering co-op program. He earned an M.S. degree in management from the Krannert Graduate School of Management at Purdue University and a B.S. degree in industrial engineering from Bradley University.