Juan de Bedout to take over as RTX CTO; Mark Russell to retire

A celebrated engineer with 16 peer-reviewed papers and 36 patents in the areas of microwave and millimeter wave components, high-resolution radar applications and missile seekers, Mark Russell has dedicated his career to defense security for the United States and its allies. He will retire Jan. 1, 2024, from RTX, the company announced December 19.

“With more than 40 years of service, Mark’s long and distinguished career at RTX has demonstrated his strong commitment to solving complex problems to meet customer needs and a dedication to engineering and technology excellence,” said President and Chief Operating Officer Chris Calio. “We appreciate and thank Mark for all his contributions to RTX.”

Juan de Bedout will assume the role of chief technology officer (CTO) for RTX, leading the company’s technology and global engineering team including responsibility for management of its leading research centers: RTX Technology Research Center and RTX BBN Technologies.

As CTO and global chief engineer of RTX, Russell has guided RTX’s technology vision and strategy, including research and development, companywide product safety and product cybersecurity programs.

As a result of his expertise and accomplishments, in 2020 Russell was elected to the National Academy of Engineering for leadership in developing radar systems for enhanced national security and safety. In addition, he was appointed to the Defense Science Board and has been named a fellow by both the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Source: RTX

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