Textron is an American global aerospace, defense, security and advanced technologies industrial conglomerate. Textron includes Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft, Beechcraft, and other components. It was founded by Royal Little in 1923 as the Special Yarns Company, and is now headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island. Textron employs over 35,000 people worldwide. Scott C. Donnelly is the current President and Chief Executive Officer.