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New man steps up to pilot Raytheon

Raytheon UK has appointed a new chief executive and managing director.

Jeff Lewis steps up from from chief operating officer to replace Richard Daniel, who is moving into a new advisory role after six years at the aerospace and technology company which has 180 employees in Gloucester.

Mr Lewis said: "Despite the challenging environment, this is an exciting time to be taking the reins at Raytheon UK.

"Richard Daniel passes on the baton with the foundations for further growth well established.

"We will continue as a vital partner to the UK Government, investing in our sites across the country and partnering to develop the capabilities we will need for the future.

"In the immediacy, my priority is to continue ensuring the health, safety, and wellbeing of all our employees while delivering for our customers."

Mr Lewis joined Raytheon UK from Babcock Marine in May 2019 and has significant experience in the global defence sector having previously worked at The Weir Group PLC and Balfour Beatty PLC.

He spearheaded the company's rapid response to the ventilator shortage in the UK, joining industrial partners to meet the challenge of producing ventilators to support the NHS and the public.

Raytheon has 180 employees based at its office in Barnwood, Gloucester. Picture: Google

Within six weeks, the team established production lines at Glenrothes, Raytheon UK's largest manufacturing facility in the UK and set up a new facility in Livingston Fife to help manufacture ventilators.

Mr Daniel said: ''Since joining Raytheon UK, Jeff has quickly grasped the potential in our business, our teams, and our operations across the UK.

"I know Raytheon will continue to grow with Jeff at the helm. It has been a privilege to lead the UK business and work with such a talented team over the years."

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