WALTHAM, Mass., May 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) Chairman and CEO Thomas A. Kennedy announced today the appointment of Kevin G. DaSilva as Vice President, Treasury, effective May 18, 2015 and subject to election by the Board of Directors at its next meeting. DaSilva, 51, will report to Toby O'Brien, Chief Financial Officer for Raytheon. He succeeds Richard Goglia, who retired from Raytheon on March 31, 2015.
DaSilva has more than 25 years of experience serving in a series of increasingly senior financial leadership roles. Prior to joining Raytheon, DaSilva served as Vice President and Group Chief Financial Officer for Developed Markets at Covidien plc., where he provided financial direction and strategic advice for Covidien's commercial entities in Western Europe, Japan, Canada and Australia/New Zealand. He joined Covidien as Vice President and Treasurer in 2007, where he managed a global team responsible for worldwide cash, liquidity and foreign exchange management, debt and equity funding and the company's worldwide banking and rating agency relationships.
"Kevin has deep expertise in treasury and financial operations at some of the world's premier companies," said Thomas A. Kennedy, Raytheon Company Chairman and CEO. "His experience with global operations, capital markets and corporate finance will serve us well as we continue to expand our global enterprise. We look forward to welcoming him to the Raytheon team."
Prior to Covidien, DaSilva served as Vice President and Assistant Treasurer for Capital Planning and Capital Markets at Tyco International Ltd. Tyco established Covidien as an independent publicly traded company in 2007. Covidien was acquired by Medtronic plc in 2015.
DaSilva joined Tyco International from Lucent Technologies, Inc., where he served as Financial Vice President of Lucent Technologies, Inc. Worldwide Services business and, previously, Assistant Treasurer, Capital Markets & International. He joined Lucent in as Assistant Treasurer, Capital Markets and Corporate Finance. Prior to joining Lucent, DaSilva participated in a rotational leadership program in the Treasurer's Office at General Motors Corporation, where he assumed roles of increasing responsibility in Overseas Finance, Business Development, Capital Planning and Foreign Exchange.
DaSilva holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Finance from Georgetown University and a Master of Management, Finance degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Raytheon Company, with 2014 sales of $23 billion and 61,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and civil markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 93 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as cyber security and a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter @raytheon.
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