WALTHAM, Mass., Dec. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) announced today the appointment of Kevin Neifert as chief information officer (CIO) for the company, effective January 1, 2016. Neifert, 54, most recently served as CIO of Raytheon's Integrated Defense Systems.
Neifert will report directly to Rebecca Rhoads as part of Raytheon's Global Business Services team. He replaces Rhoads as the company CIO, a role in which she served in for 14 years. Rhoads will continue to serve as president, Global Business Services, Raytheon Company.
Neifert joined Raytheon in 2005 as vice president of Engineering at Raytheon's Space and Airborne Systems, where he was responsible for engineers, technicians and support personnel involved in the development of advanced radar and electro-optical sensor systems.
"This change signals both the continued success and importance of the shared services and IT strategies at Raytheon," said Rhoads. "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."
Raytheon Company, 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. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter @Raytheon.
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