Chief Executive Officer of Raytheon, effective March 31, 2014. Raytheon Company, with 2013 sales of $24 billion and 63,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and civil markets.
Before serving as CEO, Dr. Kennedy was executive vice president and chief operating officer from April 2013 to March 2014. In this role, he led the consolidation of Raytheon’s six businesses to four to enhance productivity, agility and affordability of company operations. Dr. Kennedy also provided direct leadership to Raytheon business presidents and enterprise functional leaders including Engineering, Technology and Mission Assurance; Contracts and Supply Chain; Business Development; and Global Business Services.Previously, Dr. Kennedy served as a Raytheon Company vice president and president of the Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) business, overseeing a broad portfolio of weapons, sensors and integration systems spanning multiple mission areas and provided to a range of domestic and international customers.
Dr. Kennedy holds a doctorate in engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles; bachelor and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Rutgers University and the Air Force Institute of Technology, respectively.