Karen McConnell Joins Raytheon’s Blue Canyon Subsidiary as Engineering Executive Director

Karen McConnell, an aerospace engineering veteran, has joined Raytheon Technologies‘ (NYSE: RTX) Blue Canyon Technologies subsidiary as executive director of engineering.

Blue Canyon said Monday that McConnell will be responsible for managing the performance, reliability and delivery schedules of its small satellite production line.

Her additional responsibilities will include driving initiatives to boost the smallsat manufacturer’s program performance and expand its Saturn-class microsatellite portfolio.

McConnell joins Blue Canyon from Ball Aerospace, where she most recently served as director of spacecraft engineering. She also held leadership roles at aerospace companies TRW and AeroAstro.

Colorado-based Blue Canyon, which Raytheon acquired in December 2020, has supported missions at the U.S. Air Force, NASA and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

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