Alumnus Ortberg Named Rockwell Collins Chairman of the Board

Distinguished Engineering Alumni Academy member Kelly Ortberg (BS 1982 mechanical engineering) has been elected to the additional role of Chairman of the Board

of Rockwell Collins, Inc., Cedar Rapids, IA.  Ortberg already serves as chief executive officer and president.

Ortberg was appointed president of Rockwell Collins in September 2012 and was elected CEO in July 2013. Under his leadership, the company successfully completed the acquisition of ARINC, won a number of key commercial and government programs, effectively managed through the challenges of sequestration, and ultimately, returned to growth after several years of challenging market dynamics.

Ortberg also is a member of the College of Engineering's Advisory Board and works closely with the college on a multitude of projects, including FIRST Tech Challenge of Iowa, of which Rockwell Collins is national sponsor.

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