Scott WoodScott Wood is center director for Systems Development at Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems. He is responsible for the strategic direction and leadership of the SDC, improvement of systems development competency and capacity to meet the SAS business plan, and the performance of systems development engineering on SAS programs and pursuits. 

Before assuming his current role, Wood was deputy director for SAS’ Hardware Engineering Center. He was responsible for managing and overseeing execution of all efforts in the SAS HEC, with specific focus on business areas involving Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance; Space Systems; and Communications. In addition, as strategic staffing lead on the Engineering Leadership Team, he identified critical technical skill requirements and created sourcing plans to support advanced defense and information systems development. 

Prior to joining Raytheon, Wood was vice president of Engineering for the Advanced Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance business segment of DRS Technologies’ C4ISR business. 

During his career in the defense and aerospace sectors, Wood has held senior technical roles in avionics, naval combat and sonar systems, intelligence, weapon and radar systems, satellite and tactical communications, software defined radios and waveform integration, radio frequency, high frequency direction finding systems, and electronic warfare/electronic attack systems. He has also served as engineering acquisition lead and chief engineer for ACAT 1 Development Programs. 

Prior to working in the defense industry, Wood served in the United States Navy Submarine Force as a Weapon Systems and C4 Operator during multiple deployments in support of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He received numerous achievement and accommodation medals while serving his country. 

Wood earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the State University of New York and a master’s degree in business administration and finance from Syracuse University. He is a PMP Certified Program Manager, is certified in Six Sigma Product and Process Improvement, and is an Executive Graduate of the Stevens Institute Systems Design and Operational Effectiveness program. 

Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems is a leading provider of integrated sensor, communication and electronic warfare systems giving military forces the most accurate and timely actionable information available for the network-centric battlefield. With a workforce of 13,500 and 2014 sales of $6.1 billion, SAS is headquartered in McKinney, Texas, with operations across the U.S. and internationally. 

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.