Joseph A. Boyd
Harris Corporation
1972–1986
Harris Corporation
1972–1986
An academic engineer by training, Boyd was instrumental in leading Harris Corporation’s renewed focus on research and development. Under his tenure, Harris introduced a variety of new products including super-minicomputers, integrated work-group systems, and networked office automation configurations – some of the most advanced computer technology at the time. His focus on new product introductions led to a seven-fold increase in revenues from $310 million to over $2.2 billion. Earnings saw a similar growth pattern under his leadership.

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