Rockwell Collins says Jones to retire as CEO this year

April 19 Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:29am EDT

April 19 (Reuters) - Rockwell Collins Inc Chief Executive Officer Clay Jones plans to retire in July, and President Kelly Ortberg is expected to succeed him, the aircraft supplier said on Friday.

Jones, 64, has worked at Rockwell Collins for almost 34 years and will stay on the company's board as nonexecutive chairman.

Ortberg, 52, was appointed president in September 2012.

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