Seeking expansion, Textron Systems chief pushes more focused research approach

January 10, 2019 at 11:22 AM
Textron Systems is looking to its purchase of ground robotics company Howe and Howe as well as more focused independent research and development spending to help it grow, Lisa Atherton, the unit's president, told reporters today. Speaking at a breakfast in Washington, Atherton acknowledged the business unit's sales have been flat in recent years. "We have got to shift that and move into a growth mode," she said, pointing to the acquisition, which was finalized last month, as a significant...

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