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TEXTRON NAMES OPERATIONS EXECUTIVE TO HUMAN RESOURCES POST, APPOINTS GROUP VICE PRESIDENT AND DIVISION PRESIDENT

 PROVIDENCE, R.I., Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) has promoted three internal executives to human resources and operations positions, James F. Hardymon, Textron's chairman, president and chief executive officer announced today.
 Frank Gulden has been promoted to senior vice president human resources, Herbert L. Henkel will succeed him as group vice president and Carl D. Burtner will follow Henkel as a division president.
 Gulden, 57, will be responsible for salaried employees compensation, executive recruitment, human resources policy and succession planning, human resources development and corporate purchasing.
 Hardymon said that "Frank Gulden's 33 years of diverse operations experience and his knowledge of Textron operations brings a unique set of skills to this important key position."
 Gulden has been a Textron group vice president since February, 1990. Previously, he was with Emhart Corporation, a subsidiary of Black & Decker for 24 years.
 Gulden began his career in 1960 with General Electric in their Financial Training Program. In 1966 he joined U.S.M. Corporation, which was subsequently acquired by Emhart. While at Emhart, he served as general manager of the U.S. Fastening Systems Division; vice president North and South America, Fastening Systems Group; and vice president worldwide marketing, Fastening Systems Group.
 Gulden is succeeded by Herbert L. Henkel as group vice president, who previously was president of Textron's Greenlee division in Rockford, Ill.
 Henkel, 45, began his career at Bell Labs. After that, he held executive marketing positions at Hilti, Inc. and Chicago Pneumatic Tool. He subsequently was president and chief operating officer at Unifast Industries, Inc. and Southern Fastening Systems. He joined Textron in August 1987 as president of the Greenlee Textron division.
 Carl D. Burtner, 51, has been promoted to president of Greenlee Textron, succeeding Henkel. He was previously vice president of operations at Greenlee.
 Burtner joined Ex-Cell-O Corporation as vice president human resources at the Greenlee Tool Company division and in 1981 became vice president administration responsible for human resources, MIS, purchasing and quality. Textron acquired Ex-Cell-O in 1986, and he became vice president operations of Greenlee Textron in 1991.
 Hardymon referred to both Henkel and Burtner as "seasoned executives with diversified backgrounds who have done an excellent job for Textron."
 Textron is a multi-industry company with operations focused in three business sectors -- Aerospace Technology, Commercial Products and Financial Services.
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 /CONTACT: Raymond W. Caine, Jr., vice president of corporate communications of Textron, 401-421-2800/
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