Technology Today

2013 Issue 1

Nora Tgavalekos, Ph.D.

Engineering Profiles

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Paul Bailey
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Dr. Joseph O. Chapa
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Jason Shelton
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Joanne Wood
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Jane Orsulak
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Michael L. Walker
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Nora Tgavalekos, Ph.D.
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Engineering Profile

Nora Tgavalekos, Ph.D.
Senior Manager for Technical Competency Definition and Development

Nora Tgavalekos, Ph.D., is senior manager for technical competency definition and development in the Engineering, Technology and Mission Assurance (ET&MA) organization of Raytheon Company.

Since assuming this role in November 2011, Tgavalekos has been responsible for assessing and improving the technical competencies of the engineering, technology, operations, Mission Assurance and Raytheon Six Sigma™ workforce. “By assessing and improving the technical competencies of the engineering, technology, operations, Mission Assurance and Raytheon Six Sigma™ workforce,” she remarks, “we can identify, design, develop and test solutions that more effectively meet our customers’ product needs.” Tgavalekos partners with Raytheon’s Global Talent Development organization and universities to develop technical competency improvement solutions based on identified competency gaps.

Prior to joining Corporate Engineering, Tgavalekos was the flight test director for the Sea-Based X-Band Radar (XBR) at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS), responsible for the execution of all targets of opportunity and flight tests. She was also the design and analysis lead for XBR and oversaw all design changes and pre-and post-mission performance analysis. Tgavalekos led the radar discrimination team and was the deputy integrated product team lead for XBR. She served as a section manager under the Systems Architecture Design and Integration Directorate at IDS. Tgavalekos is a graduate of Wave 32 Systems Engineering Technical Development Program.

Prior to joining Raytheon, Tgavalekos held positions of increasing responsibility in the fields of electrical and systems engineering at General Electric Healthcare. Her roles included leading teams that investigated methods of detecting metal distortion in electromagnetic surgical tracking platforms as well as developed and deployed electromagnetic tracking systems.

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