Raytheon designs and manufactures some of the world’s most advanced defense platforms, including the Patriot and Joint Strike Missiles. The company’s LGO partnership since 2001 has encompassed internship projects at multiple Raytheon businesses from Boston to Texas to Tucson. LGO students have helped Raytheon improve the sustainability of their factories, explore how additive 3D printing can be used in manufacturing missiles, and ensure that new product introduction aligns product design and manufacturing processes.

Andrew Byron (LGO ’16)
Location: Tuscon, AZ
Research area: Product Development & Manufacturing
Raytheon aims to leverage the strengths of additive manufacturing technology (short lead times, reduced material waste and integration simplification). Andrew’s project delivered a qualification test plan and process that will be used to drive adoption and integration of Raytheon’s metals additive manufacturing technology into new programs at Raytheon Missile Systems. Andrew’s project was awarded the Best Thesis Award out of his graduating LGO class.
Sarah Clarke (LGO ’13)
Immersive Design Center Operations Lead, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems
At LGO: MBA & SM Engineering Systems
Previous studies: Columbia University, Mechanical Engineering
Sarah joined Raytheon after her undergrad career as a Mechanical Engineer, rising to become a Cost Accounts Manager. After LGO, she returned to Raytheon and is now Operations Lead for a first-in-industry CAVE-2 Immersive Design Center, which allows designers to use panoramic visualization and to interact with prototypes through an avatar.

Steve Smith (LGO ’11)
Director, Planning and Production Control, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems
At LGO: MBA & SM Engineering Systems
Previous studies: Rochester Institute of Technology, Industrial and Systems Engineering,
Steve is Director for Planning and Production Control at Raytheon SAS in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. A Program Manager leading hundreds of team members at General Mills factories before LGO, Steve hired on with Raytheon after graduating from MIT. In his first four years at the company he progressed through a Lean Enterprise transition lead role to become Senior Manager for Integrated Planning, responsible for Sales and Operations Planning. In his current role he leads an organization of MRP controllers responsible for plan, source, make, deliver, and sustain value stream activities across a $6B multi-site division.

Lincoln Sise (LGO ’03)
General Manager and Site Executive, Raytheon
At LGO: MBA & SM Mechanical Engineering
Previous studies: Bowdoin College, Physics
Lincoln runs a thousand-person manufacturing facility in Largo, Florida for all of Raytheon’s communication hardware, representing forty unique product lines. As he says, “It’s a lot of people, and a lot of energy. While we have modernized the factory and educated everyone on concepts like Little’s Law, I’m most proud of how we empower our people. I still remember a seminar given by Mark Parrish (LGO ’95) when he was at Simmons Mattress, where he cited both company and personal success gained by increasing the empowerment of people.”

Raytheon connects with LGO students throughout their time at MIT by hosting local plant treks in the Boston area and Domestic Plant Trek visits at sites such as Tucson; in addition, the company’s senior leaders are frequent speakers in the LGO global operations leadership seminar series. Based on this ongoing relationship-building effort, Raytheon recruits LGO students enthusiastically for full-time roles after graduation.

#of hires in last 5 years: 9 + for 2016s
Frequent job titles at hire: Principal Systems Engineer, Operations Engineer, Supply Chain Engineer
Common locations: Boston, MA; Dallas, TX; Los Angeles, CA; Tucson, AZ