Kelly Dodds, EO Sensors Design Section Manager, SAS
Kelly Dodds has been newly assigned to the position of section manager with the Electro-optical (EO) Sensors Design department of Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems. His former assignment as the Mechanical, Materials and Structures Technology Area director for Raytheon Corporate Research and Technology gave him the opportunity to continue fostering his passion for creating business value from technological innovation and for providing leadership within the Raytheon technical community.
Dodds coordinated technology development across the company, ensuring competitive positioning for mechanical/materials contracted research and development (CRAD) opportunities and alignment with customer science and technology road maps. He was responsible for managing the Mechanical/Materials IDEA (innovation) project portfolio, and he played a key role in planning company research in electromagnetic metamaterials.
“Our company has a network of top-notch technologists unlike anything I’ve seen in a single company,” Dodds explains. “As a diverse technology company of 71,000 employees, the technical depth and breadth of our engineering and scientific expertise is staggering, and my time working for Corporate Technology and Research only reinforced that for me.”
Prior to his technology area director role, Dodds worked for Raytheon Vision Systems as a supplier quality manager and mechanical design lead. He supported infrared and visible focal plane technology, including tactical ground, airborne systems and space systems.