High Tech Leader Adds Expertise to Florida High Tech Corridor Council

Dr. Frank Bourne, chief scientist and director of research and development for government communications systems at Harris Corporation, has been selected as the newest addition to the Florida High Tech Corridor Council.

Appointed by Dr. John C. Hitt, University of Central Florida president and Corridor Council co-chair, Bourne joins the Council with experience in mission systems and engineering, plus a broad range of technology and business expertise in the defense industry.  He is responsible for strategy, planning and coordination of research and development activities and leads efforts in strategic business development.

Bourne succeeds R. Kent Buchanan, who retired from Harris as corporate chief technology officer.

“We thank Kent Buchanan for his service on the Council and the invaluable guidance he provided during his tenure,” said Randy Berridge, Florida High Tech Corridor Council president. “We wish him well in retirement and welcome Frank to the Council as he brings with him a wealth of experience in engineering and high tech systems.”

Bourne earned a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Clemson University.  He has been with Harris since 1983 in various capacities, including engineering, management, and marketing for both government and commercial communications projects.


Originally published by the Florida High Tech Corridor Council