Torkel Patterson has been named president of Raytheon International, Inc.
Washington, D.C. -- Raytheon Company has appointed Torkel Patterson to the position of president, Raytheon International, Inc. He succeeds Sue Baumgarten who moves to Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC (RTSC) in Reston, Va., where she will serve as deputy general manager.
Working from Raytheon's corporate offices in Washington, Patterson will lead company efforts to capture new international business, enhance international customer relations, build a greater global presence, and coordinate operations of Raytheon's international companies. Raytheon does business in more than 70 countries and has offices in more than 15 international locations. International sales account for about 20 percent of Raytheon's annual sales of $20.2 billion. Patterson reports directly to Tom Culligan, executive vice president, Business Development, and chairman/CEO of Raytheon International, Inc.
Patterson rejoins Raytheon from the U.S. Department of State where he served as deputy assistant secretary, South Asian Affairs and was senior advisor to Ambassador Howard Baker in Tokyo. Prior to that, he was special assistant to the President and senior director of Asian Affairs for the National Security Council.
Patterson was president of Raytheon Japan, senior country manager for Taiwan and president, North Asia Division, Raytheon International, from 1998 to 2000.
A native of Seal Beach, Calif., Torkel received a bachelor of science degree and graduated with distinction from the United States Naval Academy. He was an Olmsted scholar at the University of Tsukuba in Ibaraki, Japan.