Dr. Taylor W. Lawrence is a Raytheon Company vice
president and president of its Missile Systems business,
a position he assumed in July 2008. 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.
Headquartered in Tucson, Ariz., Missile Systems also has
locations in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Kentucky,
New Mexico and Texas, as well as oversight of the
operations of Raytheon UK. Its broad portfolio of weapon
systems supports every mission area of its customers,
including air-to-air, land combat, naval weapons, strike
weapons, missile defense, guided projectiles, directed
energy systems, and combat and sensing systems. The
business continually develops and invests in new,
innovative technologies to provide rapid, high-quality,
affordable mission capability to its customers. Raytheon
Missile Systems is the world’s leading producer of weapon
systems for the United States military and the allied forces
of more than 50 countries.
Prior to leading Raytheon Missile Systems, Dr. Lawrence
served as Raytheon’s vice president of Engineering,
Technology and Mission Assurance. In that role, he
guided the company’s vision and provided corporate
leadership in the strategic areas of technology and
research, engineering, operations, performance excellence,
Raytheon Six SigmaTM and Mission Assurance, which
included 45,000 world-class people working on more
than 8,000 programs.
Prior to Raytheon, Dr. Lawrence was sector vice president
and general manager of the C4ISR and Space Sensors
division for Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems.
He joined Northrop Grumman in March 1999 as vice
president of Products and Technology for the company’s
Systems Development and Technology division. He was
promoted to sector vice president and general manager of
that division in August 2001.
Before joining Northrop Grumman, Dr. Lawrence
served as the staff director for the Select Committee
on Intelligence for the U.S. Senate and, previously, as
deputy director of the Information Systems Office of
the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. He
also held a variety of scientific and research leadership
positions, including deputy program leader of the
Advanced Imaging, Imaging & Detection Program of the
Lasers Directorate at the Lawrence Livermore National
Laboratory; senior staff scientist of the Research and
Development division of Trex Enterprises; and research
assistant and undergraduate research fellow in the physics
department at the California Institute of Technology.
Dr. Lawrence holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from the
California Institute of Technology and a master’s degree
in applied physics from Stanford University. He earned
his doctorate in applied physics from Stanford in 1992.
Dr. Lawrence is a former member of the Defense
Science Board and vice chairman emeritus of the Air
Force Studies Board of the National Academies. He is
a fellow and lifetime member of the American Institute
of Aeronautics and Astronautics. In 1996, Dr. Lawrence
was honored with the Secretary of Defense Medal for
Meritorious Civilian Service. He is a member of the
Raytheon Executive Diversity Leadership Team and
the senior leader advisor for Raytheon’s Hispanic
Organization for Leadership Advancement.