Spirit of Xaverian Gala

Michael T. Strianese '74

Michael T. Strianese is the retired chairman, president and chief executive officer of L3, a global aerospace and national security company with 2013 sales of $12.6 billion that employs approximately 48,000 people worldwide.
Mr. Strianese played a key role in the company’s formation in 1997 and served as L3’s first vice president of finance and controller. Following L3’s Initial Public Offering in 1998, he was promoted to senior vice president of finance in 2001. Mr. Strianese was appointed chief financial officer in 2005 and in 2006 was named president and chief executive officer and was elected as a director. Until 2007, he also served as the company’s first corporate ethics officer, where he led the development and implementation of a comprehensive, company-wide integrity program for L3 employees. In 2008, Mr. Strianese was elected chairman of the company’s board of directors.

Mr. Strianese is chairman of the Aerospace Industries Association. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Mr. Strianese has been recognized by the Association of the United States Army with its John W. Dixon Award for outstanding contributions to national defense by a member of the industrial community and has received the Semper Fidelis Award from the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, as well as the Eisenhower Distinguished Citizen Award from the Army Distaff Foundation. In 2012, Mr. Strianese received the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom award, which recognized L3’s exceptional support of U.S. National Guard and Reserve employees and their families. Mr. Strianese was also named one of Defense News’ 2013 100 Most Influential People in U.S. Defense.

With its corporate headquarters in New York City, L3 is an industry leader in aerospace and communication systems, national security solutions, and electronic systems that serve the military, homeland security, aviation and other commercial markets. L3’s customers include the U.S. Department of Defense, other U.S. government agencies, allied foreign governments and commercial customers.


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