Thursday, August 28, 2008

Karen Rice Appointed RSL Director of Communications

Karen Rice Appointed RSL Director of Communications
Date posted: 08/28/2008*

UXBRIDGE, U.K., (Aug. 27 2008) - Karen Rice has been appointed Raytheon Systems Limited Director of Communications.

Rice will be responsible for developing and implementing RSL’s communication plans to reach all internal and external audiences, managing the company’s relationship with the media, advancing the Raytheon brand and reputation in the U.K., leading an effective community relations program, and coordinating the communication efforts for program capture and execution associated with specific Raytheon businesses in country.

Rice is an accomplished senior communications professional with more than 25 years’ experience encompassing media relations, public affairs, government relations, and most recently, organizational communications as the director, organizational communications for Raytheon Company. Prior to joining Raytheon in 2001, she worked in broadcast media for a number of years and served as a legislative aide for a member of the U.S. Congress.

Brian McKeon, RSL chief executive and managing director, said, “Karen’s appointment, along with her considerable experience and talent, reflects the importance we place on communications in supporting the company’s growth strategies, both within the U.K. and throughout the EU.”

Raytheon Systems Limited is the U.K.-based subsidiary of Raytheon Company. It is a prime contractor and major supplier to the U.K. Ministry of Defence and has developed strong capabilities in mission systems integration in defence, national security and commercial markets. RSL also designs, develops and manufactures a range of high technology electronic systems and software at its facilities in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), with 2007 sales of $21.3 billion, is a technology leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 86 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 72,000 people worldwide.


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