VP & CIO
Kimberly A. Mackenroth is vice president and chief information officer for Textron Inc. In this role, she leads the business unit chief information officers and the Textron Information Services (TIS) organization. She oversees Textron’s Information Management Council and manages Textron’s information technology supplier and outsourcing relationships. Prior to her current role, Mackenroth was VP & CIO of Textron Aviation, where she oversaw all global information technology, focusing on optimizing technology systems, supporting M&A activities and aligning business strategy and requirements with the delivery of IT services. Mackenroth joined Bell in 1996 and held numerous positions of increasing responsibility across functions such as supply chain, manufacturing and integrated product teams in support of helicopter programs. Appointed as director of IT in 2008, she led a multi-discipline team that provided IT services to the global business during a period of significant business system change. In 2011, she was named VP & CIO of Textron Tools & Test, a position she held for two years before being appointed to her role at Textron Aviation. She holds a B.S. in management from Baylor University and an M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Arlington.