All change at consolidated Raytheon

Raytheon is disbanding its Network Centric Systems division in a productivity-boosting effort to streamline operations and save around $85 million a year.

From April 1, Raytheon’s structure will consist of four businesses: Intelligence, Information and Services, resulting from the combination of the Intelligence and Information Systems and Raytheon Technical Services businesses; and the Integrated Defense Systems (IDS), Missile Systems, and Space and Airborne Systems businesses, each of which will be expanded by the realignment of the Network Centric Systems business operations. Around 200 jobs are to be lost through the restructuring.

Daniel J. Crowley has been named president of Raytheon’s IDS integrated defense systems business, succeeding Thomas Kennedy who becomes executive vice president and chief operating officer.

Headquartered in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, IDS will now include two new product lines: C4I Systems and Air Traffic Management. The expanded business had annual external sales of approximately $6 billion in 2012.

“Our new structure will help us enhance productivity, agility and affordability in a challenging defense and aerospace market environment,” said William H. Swanson, Raytheon’s chairman and chief executive officer. “We will remain focused on success for our global customers while returning value to our shareholders.”

Crowley joined Raytheon in 2010 as president of the Network Centric Systems (NCS) business. Crowley has 29 years in the aerospace and defense industry, including roles on key military programmes such as Trident II Fleet Ballistic Missile, Atlas/Titan launch vehicles, classified and commercial spacecraft, Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD), and the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

He also held senior roles in business development, training, logistics and simulation. Crowley holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in manufacturing systems engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He also received a master’s degree in management from Stanford University as a Sloan Fellow.

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