Technology Today

2012 Issue 1

Christopher Solecki

Engineering Profiles

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Randal Tustison
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Lauren Crews
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Christopher Solecki
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Mary Herndon
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Srinivasiengar Govind
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Kelly Dodds
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Engineering Profile

Christopher Solecki, Technology Area Director, SAS

Christopher Solecki is the Mechanical, Materials and Structures Technology Area director for Raytheon Corporate Research and Technology. In this role, he is responsible for coordinating this technology development across the company. He has a total of 17 years of unique engineering experience — designing, testing, manufacturing and implementing materials and design solutions for challenging applications.

As technology area director, Solecki interfaces with Raytheon’s customers on strategies for applying our technologies to address their mission requirements. Internally, he works closely with engineers, technologists and engineering leadership in developing technology plans and road maps to align with our customers’ needs.

Solecki has always had a keen interest in composites and structures, radomes, and high-temperature materials. He is a subject matter expert in these areas and, as a result, has held lead radome development roles on numerous programs, including Future Naval Components – Phase 3, Volume Search Radar (VSR) DDG 1000, Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM), proprietary radome programs and the Hypersonic Wideband Radome (HWR).

Before joining Raytheon in 2004, Solecki worked at Lockheed Astronautics, Ball Aerospace, Cytec Engineered Materials and Spectrum Astro.

“From early in my career, I have always looked to do more; make an impact and make a difference,” Solecki states. “Being the technology area director for Mechanical, Materials and Structures affords me this opportunity.”

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