Juan M. de Bedout to succeed Russell as RTX Chief Technology Officer
ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 19, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — RTX (NYSE: RTX) today announced Mark E. Russell, chief technology officer and senior vice president, will retire from his role effective Jan. 1, 2024. He will continue in an advisory role with the company.
“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 Christopher T. Calio. “We appreciate and thank Mark for all his contributions to RTX.”
Juan de Bedout was named RTX Chief Technology Officer and senior vice president, overseeing the company’s Technology & Global Engineering team, including management of its leading research centers: RTX Technology Research Center and RTX BBN Technologies. De Bedout is charged with progressing RTX’s technology roadmaps and the company’s commercial and defense technology strategies.
“Juan is an accomplished engineer and technologist who will continue to progress our technology roadmaps to meet near-term and future customer needs,” said Calio. “Working with some of the world’s most distinguished engineering talent, Juan will advance technology application development.”
About Mark Russell
Over the course of his career, Russell worked and led most phases of product development, including design engineering, operations for semiconductor fabrication and field deployment and testing as head of technology and engineering.
In 2020, Russell was elected to the National Academy of Engineering for leadership in developing radar systems. He was also appointed to the Defense Science Board and has been named a fellow by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
About Juan de Bedout
Juan de Bedout leads Aerospace Technology at RTX, working closely with the businesses to shape the technology vision and strategy for the company’s commercial offerings, and to drive the identification and use of technology synergies and best practices across RTX.
Prior to this role, de Bedout was the vice president of Advanced Technology and Engineering Effectiveness at Collins Aerospace, leading a team of engineers to shape advanced technology planning and investment. De Bedout spent 18 years with General Electric Company in roles of increasing responsibility and served as Chief Technology Officer for GE’s Grid Solutions business, serving the electrical transmission and distribution industry.
De Bedout attended Purdue University earning three degrees in mechanical engineering: Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.).
RTX is the world’s largest aerospace and defense company. With more than 180,000 global employees, we push the limits of technology and science to redefine how we connect and protect our world. Through industry-leading businesses – Collins Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney, and Raytheon – we are advancing aviation, engineering integrated defense systems for operational success, and developing next-generation technology solutions and manufacturing to help global customers address their most critical challenges. The company, with 2022 sales of $67 billion, is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia.