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Raytheon Announces Executive Appointments

March 11, 2010

Richard R. Yuse, 58, has been named president, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems (SAS) business, effective immediately.

In May 2007, Yuse was named president of Raytheon Technical Services Company (RTSC, Reston, VA), which provides technical, scientific and professional services, as well as training services and outsourcing for defense, federal and commercial customers worldwide. 

Since joining Raytheon in 1976, Yuse has held positions of increasing responsibility on a variety of programs in the company.  Prior to being named president of RTSC, Yuse served as vice president of integrated air defense at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) business.  In that role, he was responsible for all Air Defense programs within IDS for a variety of domestic and international customers.

Before leading Integrated Air Defense, Yuse was vice president of IDS' Missile Defense business area where he was responsible for programs such as the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS), Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD), Upgraded Early Warning Radar (UEWR) and the Sea-Based X-Band Radar (SBX).

Harris Named President of Raytheon Technical Services Company

Raytheon Company has named John D. Harris II, 48, president, Raytheon Technical Services Company, effective immediately. Harris succeeds Yuse.

  Most recently, Harris served as vice president of Raytheon Contracts and Supply Chain, where he was responsible for the leadership, direction and performance of both organizations and for the development and implementation of global Supply Chain solutions in the service of customers.

Harris joined Raytheon in 1983 and has held a series of increasingly senior roles in the company, including vice president of Contracts for Raytheon's government and defense businesses and vice president of Operations and Contracts for Raytheon's former Electronic Systems business. In this capacity, he was responsible for manufacturing, supply chain management, quality, environmental health and safety, and security for Raytheon Electronic Systems.

Wilkins Named Vice President of Contracts and Supply Chain

Raytheon has named David Wilkins, 50, vice president, Raytheon Contracts and Supply Chain, effective immediately. In his new role, Wilkins will join the Raytheon Leadership Team and report directly to Raytheon chairman and CEO William H. Swanson.

 Wilkins previously served as vice president, Contracts for Raytheon's Network Centric Systems (NCS, McKinney, TX) business.  He joined Raytheon NCS in January 2002 as director of Contracts for Command, Control and Communications Systems in Marlborough, Mass.

Before joining Raytheon, Wilkins served in a number of positions with increasing responsibility in the aerospace and defense industry.  Wilkins has also served as a contracting officer and acquisition analyst at the DoD Space and Missile Systems Center (Los Angeles), and in the Air Force's Contract Management Division (Anaheim, CA).