Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer , Textron Inc.
Scott C. Donnelly is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Textron Inc. Donnelly oversees Textron’s business units as well as the corporation’s Information Technology, Six Sigma, Engineering and Global Sourcing functions. In addition to chairing the company’s Operating Committee, he serves on Textron’s Transformation Leadership Team and Management Committee. Donnelly joined Textron in July 2008 as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer in January 2009. He became Chief Executive Officer in December 2009. Donnelly was previously president and CEO for General Electric (GE) Aviation, the world’s leading producer of large and small jet engines for commercial and military aircraft and a major provider of flight management, actuation and power management systems. Prior to that, he served as senior vice president and director of GE Global Research, the world’s largest and most diversified industrial research organization. Donnelly joined GE in 1989 as manager of Electronics Design Engineering for GE’s Ocean Systems Division in Syracuse, NY. He went on to serve in a variety of leadership roles for the company, including engineering management positions with then-GE division of Martin Marietta in both Australia and the United States. In 1995, he moved to GE’s Industrial Control Systems business, where he held various management positions. Donnelly was named a vice president of GE in 1997, responsible for Global Technology Operations at GE Healthcare. Donnelly received a BS degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He serves on the Engineering Advisory Committees at the University of Colorado and Cornell University, where he is an Honorary Emeritus member. He also serves as vice chairman for the Aerospace Industries Association, and is a member of the Board of Trustees at Siena College.