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38-Year Raytheon Vet Thomas Kennedy Elected to Textron Board

Thomas Kennedy, former executive chairman of Raytheon Technologies (NYSE: RTX), has been appointed to the board of directors at Textron (NYSE: TXT).

Textron said Wednesday the 38-year industry veteran and former Air Force captain will start his role as a board member of the Providence, Rhode Island-based conglomerate on Jan. 1.

He previously led Raytheon as chairman and CEO for six years prior to the company’s merger with United Technologies Corp. in April 2020 and held the executive chairman title at the combined firm until his retirement in June 2021.

Kennedy was selected three times to Executive Mosaic’s annual Wash100 list of the most influential leaders in the government contracting arena with his inductions having taken place in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

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