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Mark Sunday

Engineering Director
Mission Support
Raytheon Missile Systems

Mark Sunday's career at Raytheon spans four decades — since 1977, to be exact. He's held his share of challenging positions across numerous functional areas and programs. "A common thread of these assignments has been a requirement to have a close working relationship with fellow employees and customers," said Sunday. "I've always migrated to those types of assignments."

He began working on his current assignment — Mission Support solutions for Missile Systems — in 2005. According to Sunday, Mission Support is an area that must remain front and center at Raytheon. "Developing new and improved products is critical to the future of Raytheon. However, we must also pursue innovative solutions for Mission Support and strike a balance between resources required for our products as well as for Mission Support."

Developing breakthrough solutions often requires collaboration with other Raytheon business areas — a daunting, but ultimately worthwhile endeavor. "Raytheon has tremendous talent, so it's very rewarding to collaborate with these individuals on innovative Mission Support solutions."

Sunday's key to successful collaboration? "Treat the customer and your fellow employees with the same dignity and respect that you expect. Also, honest and open communications will go a long way in developing relationships that can last your career."