Dr. Ross Niebergall

Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
Ross Niebergall


Dr. Ross Niebergall is vice president and chief technology officer of Harris Corporation. He leads the company’s global engineering function and partners with segment leadership to manage the cost, execution and quality of programs. In addition, he plans, prioritizes and oversees IRAD projects, implements best-in-class process standards, drives improvements in quality and efficiency, and leads technology talent development efforts.

Prior to joining Harris in 2017, Dr. Niebergall served as vice president, deputy for development programs, engineering and technology, for Raytheon’s Intelligence, Information and Services unit. In this role, he supported the development of a diverse portfolio spanning both commercial and defense markets, including cybersecurity, command and control systems, sensors and imaging, and mission support products.

During his career at Raytheon, Dr. Niebergall held significant technical and leadership positions, including chief executive officer of U.S. operations for Thales-Raytheon Systems, a joint venture, and senior director of engineering for the C4I Systems business. He began his career in Raytheon’s Space and Airborne Systems division.

Dr. Niebergall has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Regina in Canada and master’s and doctorate degrees in mathematics from the University of Notre Dame. He has served as an associate professor of mathematics and computer science at the University of North British Columbia and as a post-doctoral research fellow and visiting scientist at McMaster University in Ontario.

Niebergall supports industrial relations at the University of Colorado and previously served on the Engineering and Computer Science Leadership Council at California State University.

Harris Corporation is a leading technology innovator, solving 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 in annual revenue. The company is organized into three business segments: Communication Systems, Electronic Systems, and Space and Intelligence Systems.