L3Harris Technologies [LHX] on Tuesday named Samir “Sam” Mehta as the new president of its Communications Systems segment, succeeding Dana Mehnert, who is retiring after 38 years with the company.

Mehta retired last October from Raytheon Technologies

[RTX] where he most recently served as president of Advanced Structures and before that as president of Mechanical Systems. Before the merger of Raytheon and United Technologies Corp. (UTC), Mehta was president of Aftermarket Services for UTC Aerospace Systems.

Mehta also spent more than 17 years with the Sikorsky helicopter company, which had been part of UTC before Lockheed Martin [LMT] acquired it in 2015. At Sikorsky, Mehta’s roles included president of Defense Systems and Services, and vice president and chief operating officer.

“Sam is a tremendous leader with a passion for driving business results and mission-critical solutions that serve our nation and out allies,” Christopher Kubasik, chairman and CEO of L3Harris, said in a statement. “His customer-first approach, operational discipline and experience leading global organization uniquely positions him to deliver on our strategic priorities as a trusted disruptor within the defense industry.”

L3Harris expects the Communications Systems segment to generate about $4.2 billion in sales in 2022. The segment develops and manufactures tactical and airborne radios, secure communications, night vision technology, and public safety networks and products.