Thomas M. Culligan

Thomas M. Culligan, Air Force
Thomas M. Culligan, Air Force

Development Trusteeship

McLean, VA

Thomas M. Culligan recently retired as senior vice president of Business Development and Strategy for Raytheon Company. Culligan was also concurrently the chairman and chief executive officer of Raytheon International Inc. He held these positions from March 2001 until December 2013.

Raytheon Company is an innovation technology leader with sales of approximately $24 billion and 60,000 employees, doing business in more than 85 countries.

Culligan was responsible both for worldwide sales and marketing and for developing and leading the execution of Raytheon's business strategy. During his tenure as senior vice president, Culligan was responsible for Raytheon's offshore businesses in the United Kingdom, Australia and Thales Raytheon Systems Ltd., the only trans-Atlantic defense joint venture.

Prior to March 2001, Culligan was vice president and general manager of Defense and Space at Honeywell International Inc., with worldwide responsibility for all related sales, marketing and government relations. He previously directed the company's aerospace operations in Europe, Russia, the Middle East and Africa and was the regional senior executive based in Paris, France. He also held line management and profit and loss responsibilities for the company's defense aftermarket business and its technical services subsidiary, Honeywell Technology Solutions.

Previously, Culligan was vice president of Government Operations with Allied Signal Corp. He also held positions with McDonnell Douglas, including corporate vice president of Program Development and Marketing and vice president and general manager of Government Affairs.

Earlier, Culligan was legislative director for Florida Congressman Earl Hutto and chief of staff for Florida's Secretary of State.

Culligan earned both a Bachelor of Arts in government in 1973 and an M.P.A. in 1977 from Florida State University. He also attended professional courses at the Kennedy School at Harvard University and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Culligan served in the U.S. Air Force after receiving his ROTC commission.

He is married to Eileen Culligan, who holds three degrees from Florida State received in 1972, 1973 and 1977. The couple has two grown children.