John D. Harris II is a Raytheon Company vice president
and the general manager of Raytheon Intelligence,
Information and Services (IIS). Raytheon Company
(NYSE: RTN), with 2012 sales of $24 billion and 68,000
employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation
leader specializing in defense, security and civil markets
throughout the world. Raytheon’s global headquarters is
in Waltham, Mass.
IIS is a leader in intelligence, surveillance and
reconnaissance; advanced cyber solutions; weather
and environmental solutions; information-based
solutions for law enforcement and homeland security;
and training, logistics, engineering, product support,
and operational support services and solutions for the
Mission Support, homeland security, space, civil aviation,
counterproliferation and counterterrorism markets.
Prior to his role at IIS, Harris served as president of
the former Raytheon Technical Services Company.
He was previously vice president of Contracts and
Supply Chain for Raytheon Company at the global
headquarters in Waltham, Mass, where he was
responsible for the leadership, direction and performance
of both organizations, and for the development and
implementation of global supply chain solutions in the
service of customers.
Prior to that, Harris was vice president of Contracts for
Raytheon’s government and defense businesses from
September 2002 to June 2003. He also served as vice
president of Operations and Contracts for Raytheon’s
former Electronic Systems business. In this capacity,
he was responsible for manufacturing, supply chain
management, quality, environmental health and safety,
and security for Raytheon Electronic Systems. Prior to
the formation of Electronic Systems, Harris was staff
executive reporting to the Raytheon chairman and CEO.
Harris served as Raytheon’s Executive Diversity
Champion from January 2007 to December 2008, leading
the Executive Diversity Leadership team and providing
strategic direction for the company’s diversity and
inclusion efforts. In February, 2010, Harris was honored
with the prestigious Black Engineer of the Year Award.
Harris joined Raytheon in 1983 as a member of the
Contracts Leadership Development Program. Throughout
his 29-year career, he has held positions of increasing
responsibility with the company, including deputy
division manager of Contracts for Raytheon Electronic
Systems and vice president of Contracts for Raytheon
Technical Services Company.
Harris serves on the RTCA NextGen Advisory
Committee, the Board of the USO of Metropolitan
Washington, D.C, the National Advisory Council on
Minority Business Enterprise with the U.S. Department of
Commerce, and is a member of the Council of Trustees
for the Association of the United States Army.
Harris received a bachelor’s of science degree in business
administration with concentrations in finance and
operations from Boston University. He is also a graduate
of Raytheon’s Advanced Management program. Harris is
a qualified Raytheon Six Sigma™ Specialist.