Rockwell Collins makes new leadership appointments


Steve Nieuwsma has been named vice president of Corporate Strategy at Rockwell Collins, effective immediately. In this newly created role, Nieuwsma is responsible for developing strategies to accelerate organic and inorganic growth at Rockwell Collins and reports to Jeff MacLauchlan, senior vice president, corporate development.

Nieuwsma most recently served as vice president, commercial systems engineering for Rockwell Collins.

“Steve’s 35 years of experience and strong track record as a leader, combined with his extensive industry expertise, make him uniquely qualified to lead our new Corporate Strategy organization,” said MacLauchlan.

“He will work closely with business unit leadership across the company, as well as our mergers and acquisition team to find new paths for business expansion.”

Replacing Nieuwsma is Leigh Parker, who previously served as senior director, commercial systems engineering avionics programs for Rockwell Collins.

Parker has more than 17 years’ engineering management experience, and has held key leadership roles in several programs at Rockwell Collins, including the development of air transport flight displays, situational awareness applications and Pro Line Fusion avionics. She reports to Kent Statler, executive vice president and chief operating officer, commercial systems.

May 15, 2015


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