– Howard Lance, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Harris Corporation, and Edward W. Scott Jr., founder of BEA Systems Inc., were named
members of the Florida Tech Board of Trustees on Jan. 30. They were welcomed to the board at the winter trustees meeting on campus.
Before joining Harris in January 2003, Lance was president of NCR Corp. and chief operating officer of its retail and financial group. The group had
revenue in excess of $4 billion. Prior to that post, he was executive vice president of Emerson Electric Co., heading its electronics and communications
segment, which had annual sales of $3 billion. He is also a member of the Florida Council of 100.
Scott is a former U.S. deputy assistant attorney general and assistant secretary for administration in the Department of Transportation. Today, he is an
active supporter of many philanthropic initiatives, including several HIV/AIDS programs. He also has been closely aligned with the Gates Foundation and the
Global Fund for AIDS, TB and Malaria. In 1995, he co-founded BEA Systems Inc., which is now the twelfth largest software company in the world.
“We are delighted to welcome these seasoned executives to our board,” said Florida Tech President Anthony J. Catanese. “Their broad experience and
excellent credentials will be a decided asset.”