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AlliedSignal Launches Realigned Aerospace Business



;MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J.--- AlliedSignal Inc. announced today that it has realigned its Aerospace business to strengthen its market and customer focus, making it easier for customers to benefit from a wide variety of integrated products and systems. The newly aligned U.S. $7.5 billion Aerospace business will be headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.
;"We've taken a successful aerospace organization, recognized as an industry leader, and made it even better,'' said Lawrence A. Bossidy, AlliedSignal Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "The new structure gives us a solid foundation upon which to continue to broaden the range of products and services we offer, for the ultimate benefit of our customers.''
;The new organization will drive increased efficiencies through better use of resources, elimination of redundant costs and optimized supply chain management, resulting in substantial cost savings starting next year, and a positive cash flow contribution in 1999.
;The company has tapped several of its current executives to lead the new organization.
;Robert D. Johnson, a 30-year aerospace industry veteran who joined AlliedSignal in 1994, will serve as President and CEO of AlliedSignal Aerospace. Reporting to Johnson are Steven R. Loranger, who will serve as President of Engines & Systems, which includes AlliedSignal's engines, components and accessories businesses; Francis W. Daly, who will serve as President of Avionics & Lighting, which includes AlliedSignal's avionics, defense and space and aircraft lighting businesses; and James D. Taiclet Jr., who will serve as President of Aerospace Services, which includes AlliedSignal's aftermarket, logistics, technical services and consulting.
;The new organization also features an integrated sales and marketing account team structure that is aligned by market to provide integrated product and systems solutions to customers. Account teams will be aligned around three aerospace industry segments. They are air transport and regional, to be headed by Lynn Brubaker; business and general aviation, to be headed by Robert L. Ruck; and defense and space, to be headed by Thomas M. Culligan.
;"This enhanced market focus will better enable AlliedSignal to coordinate its sales and service activities to provide comprehensive life-cycle support for its products, including a wide range of aftermarket services,'' Bossidy said. "Our new organization will be totally dedicated to providing better service to our customers. Under the overall leadership of AlliedSignal President and Chief Operating Officer Frederic M. Poses, Bob Johnson and his new team will continue to strengthen our ability to compete more effectively in the rapidly changing market conditions in the aerospace industry.''
;Johnson most recently served as president of AlliedSignal Aerospace Marketing, Sales & Service, with responsibility for worldwide sales and aftermarket services. Prior to that, he was president of AlliedSignal Electronic & Avionics Systems and vice president/general manager of Aerospace Services. Johnson began his career with GE Aircraft Engines and has held key business, finance and services management positions in the aerospace industry.
;Loranger joined AlliedSignal in 1981. He has held a variety of leadership positions in the company's aerospace organization, most recently as president of AlliedSignal Engines and earlier with the Auxiliary Power business.
;Daly joined AlliedSignal in 1993 when the company acquired a unit of Sundstrand Corporation. He was with Sundstrand for 12 years. At AlliedSignal, Daly has held a variety of leadership positions, including vice president of Avionics Systems and vice president of Flight Safety Avionics.
;Taiclet joined AlliedSignal in March from Pratt & Whitney, where he was vice president of Engine Services with responsibility for its commercial and military aftermarket business. He was with Pratt & Whitney for three years and also served as vice president, Military Service Programs. Prior to that, he was a senior engagement manager for McKinsey and Company, where he led strategy consulting projects for Fortune 200 clients in the aerospace, telecommunications and electronics industries.
;AlliedSignal Aerospace, a U.S. $7.5-billion unit of AlliedSignal Inc., is the largest supplier of aircraft engines, equipment, systems and services for commercial transport, regional, general aviation and military aircraft. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, AlliedSignal Aerospace manufactures auxiliary power units; turbofan, turboprop and turboshaft propulsion engines; marine propulsion and ground power systems; engine systems and accessories; commercial avionics, including enhanced ground proximity warning systems (EGPWS); flight control systems; environmental control systems; aircraft landing systems; power management and generation systems; and interior and exterior aircraft lighting. In addition, AlliedSignal Aerospace provides repair and overhaul services; aerospace consumable spare parts, hardware and logistics support; and management and technical services for space and communications facilities.

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AlliedSignal Launches Realigned Aerospace Business