Harris Corp. said May 31 that it has named Tom Eaton president of Harris CapRock Communications, the Melbourne, Fla.-based company’s global communications services business. He replaces Peter Shaper, who is retiring from the company and stepping down from the interim position of group president, Harris said.

Eaton most recently served as Harris CapRock’s global operations officer and formerly led the government division. He previously served as president of G2 Satellite Solutions, a wholly owned subsidiary of PanAmSat Corp., which merged in 2006 with satellite fleet operator Intelsat of Luxembourg and Washington.