2009 Revenue: $5.5 billion
Michael Strianese has been president and CEO of L-3 since 2006 and two years ago became chairman. He joined L-3 at its inception in 1997; annual sales were then $700 million.
The military contractor saw a small decline in revenue in this first quarter, to $3.62 billion from $3.64 billion. Although its communications and intelligence segment rose 11 percent, its government services, aircraft maintenance and electronic systems segments declined.