Randa Newsome, formerly a vice president at Raytheon‘s (NYSE: RTN) integrated defense systems unit, will serve as the company’s VP of human resources and global security beginning on Jan. 1.
The 13-year company veteran succeeds Keith Peden, who will retire from the company after a 21-year career, Raytheon announced Thursday.
“Randa is well positioned to lead the progression of strategic organizational initiatives for the company as we continue to expand our global business, ” said Thomas Kennedy, Raytheon chairman and CEO.
Newsome has previously held a similar role within the Raytheon Technical Services Company and also directed organization performance and talent management at Raytheon’s intelligence and information systems business.
Peden led HR and global security operations of the company for 13 years.
He started his Raytheon career in 1993 as director of benefits, compensation and HR management systems and became an HR vice president and deputy director in 1997.