Hall of Fame 2015
Wesley B. Covell
Wesley B. (Wes) Covell is vice president of Middle East Business Development for Harris Corporation. In this role, Wes is responsible for driving top line growth and capturing large, multi-year opportunities. Additionally, he serves as the managing director of Harris Atlas Systems, LLC, a joint venture between Harris Corporation and Atlas Telecom, a United Arab Emirates-based technology leader.
Previously, Wes was vice president of Growth Markets, and was responsible for strategic direction and oversight for international growth initiatives. Earlier, he was vice president of Strategy and chief growth officer for Harris Corporation and was responsible for the Emerging Business Opportunities initiative and the corporation’s strategic growth plan.
Since joining Harris, Wes has held positions of increasing responsibility, including president of the Defense Programs business, division vice president of engineering, vice president in the corporate technology group, and vice president of engineering for the Defense Programs business. Before joining Harris in 1990, Covell was a systems engineer with The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, working on communications systems for the U.S. Navy and Army.
He earned a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from North Carolina State University and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from The Johns Hopkins University.
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