Rockwell Collins Inc. announced today that its board of directors elected company President Kelly Ortberg, 53, to the additional role of CEO, effective immediately. He has also been appointed to the company's board of directors and to the board's executive committee. Ortberg succeeds Clay Jones, 64, who retired as CEO after nearly 34 years with the company. Jones will continue as non-executive chairman. Ortberg, who joined Rockwell Collins in 1987, became president in September 2012. Previously, he served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of the company's Government Systems division. A native of Dubuque, Ortberg holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Iowa.