Raanan I. Horowitz
President & CEO, Elbit Systems of America, LLC
Mr. Horowitz was named Elbit Systems of America’s President and CEO in 2007, after serving as Executive Vice President and General Manager of EFW, Inc. In his current role, he leads the strategic and operational direction of the company, and he serves as a member of its Board of Directors. In 2014, 2015 and 2018, The Ethisphere Institute named Elbit Systems of America one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies,” one of only two Aerospace and Defense companies worldwide to earn this distinction.
Mr. Horowitz has been instrumental in leading Elbit Systems of America’s organic growth and strategic acquisitions, resulting in its evolution as a leader in enhancing lethality, survivability and combat readiness for the defense industry. Its commercial aviation division is pioneering global changes in aviation safety by providing low visibility solutions for commercial airlines, cargo carriers, and business jet operators. The company’s advanced security solutions are helping secure America’s borders with 24/7 surveillance coverage. And, for more than 35 years, its medical instrumentation division has been providing engineering and design services and advanced manufacturing capabilities to bring life science instruments to the market. Today, Elbit Systems of America operates in six geographical locations in the U.S., including Texas, New Hampshire, Virginia, Alabama, Florida, and Mississippi.
Mr. Horowitz is active in the defense and aerospace industry, serving on the Board of Governors of the Aerospace Industries Association, the Board of Directors for the National Defense Industrial Association, as a member of Business Executives for National Security, and as a member of the Wall Street Journal CEO Council. Previously, he served on the U.S. Army Science Board and the National Board of Directors for one of the nation’s largest volunteer health organizations, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Additionally, he is the Chairman of the Texas Israel Science and Education Foundation.
Mr. Horowitz earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the Seidman School of Business at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan. He was also awarded a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tel-Aviv University in Israel.