Three Raytheon execs named to Wash100
Company leaders Kennedy, Harris and Wajsgras on 2018 list of most influential in contracting
Virginia-based media company Executive Mosaic has named Thomas A. Kennedy, chairman and CEO of Raytheon Company; John Harris, vice president of Raytheon Business Development and CEO of Raytheon International; and Dave Wajsgras, president of Raytheon’s Intelligence, Information and Services business to its annual Wash100 list of most influential voices in government contracting.
This is Kennedy's second consecutive appearance on the list. Wajsgras is making his fourth consecutive appearance and Harris is making his debut on the Wash100.
Executive Mosaic chose Kennedy "for his leadership in enhancing cybersecurity awareness and establishing strategic cyber partners. Kennedy joined Raytheon in 1983 and has led the company since 2014. The company employs a global workforce of 64,000 and reported 2017 sales of $25 billion.
"During his time at the helm, Raytheon has greatly expanded its cyber portfolio," Executive Mosaic reported.
With a 35-year career at Raytheon, Harris leads the company's global sales and marketing, international business, government relations and operations, as well as the development and execution of its business strategy. At the Dubai Airshow in November, Harris discussed with CNBC increased international demand because of the threat dynamics in Raytheon's core competencies, including integrated air missile defense, precision-guided munitions, cyber and mission support; all areas that give our allied nations the ability to protect their sovereignty.
Wajsgras has led Raytheon's Dulles, Virginia-based IIS business since March, 2015, after nine years as Raytheon's chief financial officer. He's led the business through many accomplishments in 2017, including starting work on the $1 billion DHS DOMino cybersecurity contract, delivering the GPS OCX Launch and Checkout System to the U.S. Air Force, winning the U.S. Army software sustainment and modernization contract and delivering the Common Ground System in support of the JPSS weather satellite launch.
"(Raytheon's IIS business) secured several notable contracts in 2017, including that of a potential five-year, $1 billion contract to help develop the Department of Homeland Security‘s next-generation National Cybersecurity Protection System, and a potential $600 million contract for software sustainment and modernization services in support of the U.S. Army’s missile defense systems and other strategic platforms," Executive Mosaic reported.