|Chairman of the Board,|
Daniel P. Burnham is chairman of the board of Raytheon Company, Lexington, Mass. He was appointed chief executive officer in December 1998 and chairman in August 1999. He stepped down as chief executive officer on July 1, 2003.
He joined Raytheon in July 1998 and was appointed president and chief operating officer.
Burnham joined Raytheon from AlliedSignal, Inc. where he most recently served as vice chairman and a member of the board of directors.
Burnham joined AlliedSignal in 1982 as vice president and controller. He then served two years as vice president and general manager of the Engineered Plastics Division in AlliedSignal's Engineered Materials sector. In 1986, he was named president of the sector's Plastics and Performance Materials Group. Two years later he was named president of its Fibers Group. In 1990, Burnham joined the company's Aerospace sector and served as president of its AiResearch Group. From 1992 to 1997 he served as president of AlliedSignal Aerospace, AlliedSignal's largest business and the world's largest supplier of equipment and subsystems to the aerospace industry. Prior to joining AlliedSignal, Burnham held positions of increasing responsibility with The Carborundum Company from 1971 to 1982.
Burnham is chairman of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), a member and past chairman of the Presidentís National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC), a member and past chairman of the Aerospace Industries Association(AIA), and a member of The Business Council, the FleetBoston Financial Corporation board of directors, and the board of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation.
He received a bachelorís degree in economics from Xavier University in 1968 and a master's of business administration from the University of New Hampshire in 1970. Burnham has been presented with honorary degrees from Pepperdine University and Bentley College.