WALTHAM, Mass., Feb. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company's Mark Russell, vice-president of Engineering, Technology and Mission Assurance, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering.
NAE members honor those who have made outstanding contributions to engineering research, practice, or education, including "the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to engineering education." Russell was selected for his leadership in developing radar systems that enhanced national security and safety.
"Mark's contributions as a world-class engineer have not only elevated Raytheon's standing as a global technology leader, but also enhanced the safety and security of our nation and our allies," said Raytheon Chairman and CEO Tom Kennedy. "And as a leader, Mark has dedicated himself to developing the talented people and innovative processes capable of unlocking the game-changing solutions needed to overcome any technological challenge."
Election of new NAE members is the culmination of a yearlong process and is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. There are only 2,309 U.S. members and 281 international members of the Academy.
In his current role, Russell provides corporate leadership in the strategic areas of technology and research, engineering, operations, performance excellence, programs security, Raytheon Six Sigma™ and mission assurance. He is responsible for 45,000 employees working on more than 8,000 programs.
Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN), with 2019 sales of $29 billion and 70,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 98 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5I® products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. Follow us on Twitter.
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