Thomas (Tommy) Reed is the director of strategy and technology for the Space Systems sector within the L3Harris Technologies Space and Airborne Systems segment. Space and Airborne Systems covers an extensive portfolio of solutions in intelligence, surveillance, small satellites, electronic warfare, avionics including carriage and release systems, wireless solutions and C4I systems.
Reed assumed this position in 2021, reporting to the president of Space Systems. In this role, Reed is responsible for setting and communicating sector strategy as well as shaping the technology portfolio supporting the Space Systems sector programs. The sector offers complete earth observation, weather, space protection and intelligence solutions from advanced sensors, payloads, space craft, ground processing and information analytics to deliver end-to-end satellite mission solutions.
Prior to this role, Reed held the role of senior principal, technology strategy reporting to the vice president of technology in the CTO office within L3Harris’corporateheadquarters. There Reed was responsible for corporate-wide technology and innovation initiates. These included leading efforts to ensure innovation and technology sharing can be scaled across L3Harris’ 50,000 person workforce. This includes innovation management, R&D portfolio shaping, technology roadmaps and disruptive technology assessments.
Previously, Reed was the chief technology office for Bliley Technologies. Bliley is a world leading supplier of timing and frequency control equipement. As the CTO, Reed was responsible for setting and executing the technology strategy, managing functional engineering, and supporting new business growth with architecting solutions for aerospace and defense customers.
Before joining Bliley, Reed held multiple positions at L3Harris from microelectronics engineer, manufacturing engineer, Lean Six Sigma Black belt, innovation R&D manager, and segment R&D lead.
Reed holds Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Florida.