Raytheon’s Schuster Elected AS GAMA’s Vice Chairman


The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has elected James E. Schuster, an executive vice president of Raytheon Company and chairman and CEO of Raytheon Aircraft Company, as vice chairman. In addition to being GAMA vice chairman, Schuster will also serve as chairman of GAMA’s Security Issues Committee, a position he has held since November 2002. Prior to his current position, Schuster was president of Raytheon’s Aircraft Integration Systems (AIS). Throughout his career, Schuster has held senior-level positions at AlliedSignal Aerospace in Torrance, Calif., and Westinghouse Electric Naval Systems in Cleveland, Ohio. The GAMA vice chairman position became open when Clayton M. Jones, president and CEO of Rockwell Collins, was named GAMA chairman on May 1. Schuster was elected to the GAMA board in 2001 as the new head of Raytheon Aircraft.