Segment President

Dana A. Mehnert

Communication Systems
Photo of Dana A. Mehnert, Senior Vice President, Chief Global Business Development Officer


Dana A. Mehnert is president of Harris Corporation’s Communication Systems segment. He is responsible for business strategy, financial performance, and operational execution for Communication Systems, covering a broad portfolio, including tactical and airborne radios, night vision technology, and professional and public safety networks.

Prior to this role, Mehnert served as chief global business development officer for Harris Corporation, where he was responsible for driving organic revenue growth, leveraging complementary channels and capturing large multi-year opportunities. Previously, he served as group president of Harris RF Communications.

Mehnert joined Harris in 1984 as an electrical engineer in the RF Communications rotational management training program.

He held positions of increasing responsibility in sales and marketing and in 1995 was promoted to vice president of International Sales. He was named vice president of Worldwide Marketing in 1996.

In 1999, he was named vice president/ managing director of International Government Sales Operations for Harris Corporation’s Regional Sales organization based in Melbourne, FL. Mehnert returned to RF as vice president of International Sales and Operations in 2002 and was named vice president of Defense Operations in 2003, vice president and general manager in 2004, and division president in 2006.

Mehnert graduated from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH, in 1984 with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and applied physics and a bachelor’s degree in political science.

He received a master’s in business administration from the University of Rochester in 1991. He is also a graduate of the Harvard Business School’s General Manager Program.

Mehnert is a member of the Air Force Association (AFA), the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA), the Navy League of the U.S., the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), and the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA).

Harris Corporation is a leading technology innovator, solving our customers’ toughest mission-critical challenges by providing solutions that connect, inform and protect. Harris supports government and commercial customers in more than 100 countries and has approximately $6 billion annual revenue. The company is organized into three business segments: Communication Systems, Space and Intelligence Systems and Electronic Systems.