Jim Wade, Vice President, Mission Assurance
As vice president of Mission Assurance, Dr. Wade is responsible for leading end-to-end Mission Assurance, Performance Excellence, Records Management and Raytheon Six Sigma™ enterprisewide. He is focused on driving operational excellence and improvements across Raytheon’s full spectrum of programs to achieve mission success for our customers. With more than 19 years of experience in the public, private and government sectors, Wade’s diverse experience is well suited to address Mission Assurance. Prior to joining Raytheon, Wade led the MIT Lincoln Laboratory Safety and Mission Assurance Office. He also held several leadership and management positions at NASA, including manager for International Space Station Safety and Mission Assurance/Program Risk Office. Wade holds a bachelor’s degree in physics, and master’s degrees in aeronautical and astronautical engineering, space science and business administration. He earned his doctorate in aerospace engineering sciences from the University of Colorado, Boulder.