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RAYTHEON ANNOUNCES NEW COMMUNICATIONS TEAM
5 Nov 02. Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN – News) has made a number of leadership appointments within its communications organization designed to strengthen the function overall and provide an enhanced level of support to business leaders company-wide. These appointments follow Raytheon’s recent reorganization of its government and defense businesses to be more agile, efficient and customer-focused.
“The recent changes to Raytheon’s business structure have given us a tremendous opportunity to place some of our most talented and capable communicators in key leadership roles where they can help the company achieve its strategic business objectives,” said Phyllis J. Piano, Raytheon Company’s vice president of corporate affairs and communications. Piano is the company’s top communications officer.
The new appointments include:
Patrick Coulter, 61, has been named vice president, government and defense communications, based in Lexington, Mass. Coulter reports to Piano. He will also provide communications support for Raytheon Company President William H. Swanson. Previously, Coulter was vice president, communications for Raytheon’s former Electronic Systems.
Mark Day, 55, has been named vice president, communications for Raytheon’s Space & Airborne Systems (SAS) business, based in El Segundo, Calif. He reports to SAS President Jack Kelble. Prior to his appointment, Day was director of public relations and marketing communications for Raytheon’s former Electronic Systems business.
Michael Doble, 47, has been named vice president, communications for Raytheon’s Intelligence & Information Systems (IIS) business, based in Garland, Texas. He reports to IIS President Mike Keebaugh. Doble joins Raytheon from Fleishman-Hillard’s Washington, D.C., office, where he was a senior vice president.
Janet Kopec, 49, has been named vice president, communications for Raytheon’s Network Centric Systems (NCS) business based in McKinney, Texas. She reports to NCS President Colin Schottlaender. Previously, Kopec was senior manager, communications, for Raytheon’s former Electronic Systems business in North Texas.
Colleen Niccum, 44, has been named vice president, communications for Raytheon Missile Systems, based in Tucson, Ariz. She reports to Louise Francesconi, president of that business. Previously, Niccum was senior manager, external communications for Missile Systems.
David Polk, 40, has been named vice president, communications for Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) business, based in Tewksbury, Mass. He reports to IDS President Ed Franklin. Previously, Polk was director, corporate media relations for Raytheon Company.
Jackie Berger, 42, has been named vice president, communications and public affairs for Raytheon Aircraft Company, based in Wichita, Kan. Berger reports to Jim Schuster, chairman and chief executive officer of Raytheon Aircraft. Previously, she was director, corporate communications
for Raytheon Systems Limited (RSL), Raytheon’s London-based subsidiary.
Stephanie Ayres, 36, has been named director, corporate communications for RSL, effective Nov. 11. She reports to Bob McIntyre, managing director of RSL. Ayres joins Raytheon from APCO, a public affairs and strategic communications firm, where she was director of the defense practice in the U.K.
Communications leadership at Raytheon’s remaining businesses remains unchanged. Robert Valentine leads communications at Raytheon Technical Services Company, based in Reston, Va., Sherice Cole leads communications for Raytheon Commercial Electronics, based in Lexington, Mass., and Dave Shea, director of Washington, D.C., media relations, continues to lead communications for Raytheon’s Homeland Defense business. In addition,
Joseph Militano continues in his role as vice preside