Raytheon Names Frank Brown Vice President of US Navy Programs

WASHINGTON , May 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has appointed Frank Brown vice president of Navy programs in the company's U.S. Business Development organization.

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As Raytheon's primary contact to the company's Navy customers, Brown is responsible for identifying and pursuing Navy business growth opportunities and maintaining customer satisfaction.

Following a 24-year Navy career, Brown retired as a Captain. He was deputy program manager of the Joint Standoff Weapon program and chief engineer for the AIM-9X and the AAAM (Advanced Air-to-Air Missile) programs.

In 1995, Brown joined Hughes Aircraft Company, which merged with Raytheon in 1997, as the director of Cruise Missile Defense Systems in the Washington office. In 2002, he joined Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson, Ariz. , where he was director of Business Development for the Advanced Programs product line. Immediately prior to his new assignment, Brown was director of special systems for Advanced Programs.

Brown has a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a master's degree in system engineering from the University of Southern California.

Raytheon Company, with 2007 sales of $21.3 billion, is a technology leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 86 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 a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass. , Raytheon employs 72,000 people worldwide.

SOURCE Raytheon Company