Raytheon appoints Neifert Chief Information Officer
Raytheon has appointed Kevin Neifert as chief information officer for the company, effective Jan. 1, 2016. Neifert, 54, most recently served as CIO of Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems.
Neifert will report directly to Rebecca Rhoads, a corporate vice president and president of Raytheon's Global Business Services. He replaces Rhoads as the company CIO, a role in which she served in for 14 years. Rhoads will continue to serve as the president of Global Business Services.
“This change signals both the continued success and importance of the shared services and IT strategies at Raytheon,” Rhoads said. “As CIO of Raytheon, Kevin will help ensure we continue to leverage new technologies to drive innovation to meet our customers’ evolving needs while supporting our successful shared services strategy and business model.”
Neifert joined Raytheon in 2005 as vice president of engineering at Raytheon’s Space and Airborne Systems. There he was responsible for engineers, technicians and support personnel involved in the development of advanced radar and electro-optical sensor systems.
Raytheon, with 2014 sales of $23 billion and 61,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity markets throughout the world.
With a history of innovation spanning 93 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as cybersecurity and a broad range of mission support services. The company is headquartered in Waltham, Mass.