Textron Inc. has promoted John L. Garrison, Jr. to president and CEO of its Bell Helicopter subsidiary. Plans call for Garrison to take over from outgoing chief Richard “Dick” Millman on Aug. 1. Millman has worked various roles for Textron for 43 years, becoming Bell’s president and CEO in January 2007. Garrison has been president of Textron’s Industrial segment since November 2007, where he led efforts to improve operations and release new products at subsidiaries E-Z-GO, Jacobsen, Greenlee and Kautex.
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