Raytheon, a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and civil markets throughout the world, recently announced the appointment of Mark Nicol as president, Raytheon International in Canada. Based in Ottawa, Nichol will be responsible for customer engagement and business development to support the company’s global growth.
Commenting on the appointment, Thomas A. Vecchiolla, President of Raytheon International billed Nicol as “the right leader to serve at the point most focused on our Canadian customers, upholding our commitments and helping our most trusted ally meet today’s evolving mission requirements.”
Nicol has been with Raytheon for 14 years; his appointment was based on a his history of success in ever-increasing roles of responsibility within the company. In 2001, he joined Raytheon Missile Systems as the program manager for the Japan Phalanx Program, and since then, took on roles of increasing responsibility including: deputy director of Phalanx international business, and regional director for Asia Pacific and India for Missile Systems business development; deputy program director for both the Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile and Close in Defense Solutions; and program director for the Stinger missile. In addition, he developed the naval weapons business in Australia, New Zealand and India for Raytheon Australia. Nichol most recently served as program director for Standard Missiles I and II.
Nicol graduated from the Royal Australian Naval College, and retired as a Commander from the Royal Australian Navy after a distinguished career as a Principal Warfare Officer specializing in anti-air warfare. He has a diploma in maritime studies and graduate diploma in applied science from the Royal Australian Navy.