Last Updated: 07/31/2012*

Mark E. Russell, Raytheon corporate vice president of Engineering, Technology and Mission Assurance, and James A. Horkovich, Raytheon Missile Systems (RMS) chief engineer of the Collaborative Weapons project within the Advanced Missiles and Unmanned Systems product line have been named 2012 AIAA Fellows by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

The prestigious distinction of AIAA Fellow is conferred upon those members of the Institute who have made notable and valuable contributions to the arts, sciences, or the technology of aeronautics and astronautics. Only 28 of the AIAA’s members were awarded this distinction in 2012.

“I’m honored to receive this distinguished award from the AIAA, an organization dedicated to the advancement of the global aerospace profession,” said Russell. “Furthermore, I’m proud to share this distinction with one of our engineering fellows at Missile Systems, Jim Horkovich.” 

Mark E. Russell James A. Horkovich
Mark E. Russell
Vice President of Engineering, Technology and Mission Assurance
James A. Horkovich, Ph.D.
Chief Engineer
Collaborative Weapons
Engineering
Raytheon Missile Systems

The AIAA Fellow is among the highest honors that can be bestowed upon an aerospace professional, and represents recognition from colleagues and peers for important contributions to the field and technical community. AIAA is the world’s largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession. With more than 35,000 individual members worldwide, and 90 corporate members, AIAA brings together industry, academia and government to advance engineering and science in aviation, space and defense.

In addition to Mark Russell and Jim Horkovich, previously named AIAA Fellows from Raytheon are Chairman and CEO William H. Swanson, RMS President Taylor W. Lawrence, Integrated Defense Systems Principal Engineering Fellow Eli Brookner and RMS Deputy Director of AMRAAM (Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile) and Special Programs Laura McGill.

Presentation of the new Fellows and Honorary Fellows took place at the AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala, Wednesday, May 9, 2012,  at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, in Washington, D.C.

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