David Wilkins is Vice President of Contracts and Supply Chain for Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN). Raytheon Company, with 2018 sales of $27 billion and 67,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cyber security solutions, headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.
David was named to the position in March 2010. He is a member of Raytheon’s senior leadership team and participates in the operational management and strategic planning of the company. David is responsible for maintaining an effective risk review process, providing corporate wide policy, direction, training and oversight of Contracts, Supply Chain and Export/Import matters and ensuring that all Raytheon businesses meet acceptable performance standards in these areas. He serves as a principal interface with key government regulators regarding all Contracts, Supply Chain and Export/Import matters, government regulatory policy and oversight. David also develops and implements company-wide Supply Chain strategies and key processes. He is responsible for enterprise socio-economic business planning, strategy and compliance relative to Raytheon’s Supply Chain. Prior to his corporate leadership role, David was Vice President, Contracts, for Raytheon Network Centric Systems based in McKinney, Texas, after joining the company in January 2002.
Before joining Raytheon, David served in a number of positions with increasing responsibility in the aerospace and defense industry, including as a business unit Vice President of Contracts at Northrop Grumman Corporation, College Park, Maryland; a business unit Vice President of Contracts, Supply Chain, and Pricing at the Litton Corporation; as well as Director of Supply Chain Management at Hughes Space and Communications. He has also served as a contracting officer and acquisition analyst at the DoD Space and Missile Systems Center in Los Angeles, California, and in the Air Force’s Contract Management Division in Anaheim, California.
David is a member of the Maryland Bar and the American Bar Association. He is also a Certified Professional Contract Manager (CPCM) through the National Contract Management Association. David received his bachelor’s degree in economics and financial management, and his MBA, from the University of New Mexico (E). He earned his law degree from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, California. David also graduated from an Executive Graduate Program at Harvard Business School.