Executive Biography of Christopher (Chris) Raymond

Christopher (Chris) Raymond

Christopher (Chris) Raymond
Vice President and General Manager,
Autonomous Systems
Boeing Defense, Space & Security

Chris Raymond is vice president and general manager of Autonomous Systems, a division within Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS) that focuses on autonomous  technologies, intelligence capabilities and networking solutions from seabed to space.

Previously, Raymond was vice president and general manager of the Strategic Defense & Intelligence Systems (SD&IS) division, with responsibility for a diverse portfolio that included integrated missile defense; strategic systems, sensors and signals intelligence; undersea capability; intelligence analytics; and directed energy technology. Raymond was also vice president and general manager of Electronic & Information Solutions (E&IS), a BDS division that was focused on electronic spectrum products and services, and undersea solutions.

Prior to leading the SD&IS and E&IS businesses, Raymond  served as vice president of global Business Development & Strategy for BDS, reporting to the BDS chief executive officer.  Here, he led a global team focused on customer solutions, new business capture, strategic planning, and mergers and acquisitions. 

Raymond began his career in 1986 as an engineer at Boeing’s Long Beach, Calif., operation. He went on to serve in leadership assignments in engineering, supply chain management, program management and operations.

Raymond is an associate fellow in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and a fellow in the Royal Aeronautical Society, and has served on the boards of Defense Acquisition University and National Defense Industrial Association.

He is a Defense Acquisition University graduate; and holds a bachelor's degree in aeronautical engineering from the University of Illinois, as well as a contract management certificate and a master's degree in business administration from the University of California-Irvine.