Raytheon CEO William Swanson


Name: William H. Swanson.

Titles: Chief executive and chairman, Raytheon Co.

Age: 57

Career: Joined Raytheon in 1972 as associate engineer. Headed Raytheon’s missiles and electronic systems divisions. Served as president from July 2002 to May 2004. Became chief executive and director, July 2003; and chairman, January 2004.

EDUCATION: B.S., industrial engineering, California Polytechnic State University, 1972; Attended graduate BA program at Golden Gate University.

ACTIVITIES: Director, Sprint Nextel Corp.; Regent, Pepperdine University; Member, Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy Board; Member, President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee.

Source: Raytheon Co.