Randy Nelson Is Raytheon's New Product Development VP

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Raytheon Aircraft Company last week said it named Randy Nelson as its new vice president, product development and engineering. Nelson joins the company from Cessna Aircraft Company, where he recently held the position of vice president, research and advanced technology. A 28-year industry veteran, Nelson joined Cessna’s technical engineering department in 1978, holding various positions. He served as section chief of Aerodynamics in charge of developing the aerodynamic configuration of the Citation X, and was also the director of CJ2 and Sovereign development programs.

“Randy is a respected leader in the industry and brings a wealth of experience to his new role,” said Raytheon Aircraft Company chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jim Schuster. “He will play an integral role in ensuring Raytheon Aircraft continues our long tradition of developing and building the finest quality aircraft available.” Nelson is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and Wichita State University. He holds a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering and a master’s in business administration.