Thomas A. Kennedy

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Thomas A. Kennedy
Born1955 (age 63–64)
Alma materRutgers University, Air Force Institute of Technology, UCLA
OccupationCEO and Chairman of Raytheon Company

Thomas A. Kennedy (born 1955) is an American business executive, and the chief executive officer (CEO) and chairman of the Raytheon Company since March 2014.


Kennedy has a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University and a MS degree from Air Force Institute of Technology. Kennedy has a doctorate degree in Engineering from UCLA.[1]


In 1983, Kennedy joined Raytheon in the area of radar development.[1] Since April 2013, Kennedy has served as executive VP and COO of Raytheon.[2]

In March 2014, at age 58, Kennedy became the CEO of Raytheon, succeeding William H. Swanson. Kennedy was elected to the board of directors in January 2014.[2][1][3][4]


  1. ^ a b c "Thomas Kennedy Biography" (PDF). Raytheon Company. Retrieved 2016-08-25.
  2. ^ a b (Jan. 15, 2014)"Raytheon Announces William H. Swanson to Step Down as Chief Executive Officer; Board appoints Dr. Thomas A. Kennedy Chief Executive Officer Effective March 31, 2014; Board also appoints Dr. Kennedy to the Raytheon Company Board of Directors". Retrieved May 20, 2017.
  3. ^ "Raytheon CEO gets $20.4 million in compensation in 2015, a nearly 50 percent jump from 2014". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 2016-08-27.
  4. ^ Thompson, Loren. "The Plan: Raytheon's Tom Kennedy Is Growing A Global Technology Leader". Forbes. Retrieved 2016-08-27.

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Business positions
Preceded by
William H. Swanson
CEO of Raytheon
2014– present
Succeeded by