Vice President of Space Systems
Raytheon Intelligence & Space
Wallis Laughrey is vice president of Space Systems for Raytheon Intelligence & Space, a business of Raytheon Technologies. He oversees all of the business’s Space Systems programs, developing the organization’s vision, strategy and plans for technologies such as electro-optical, infrared and radar-based payloads systems.
Laughrey is an experienced engineer and program leader with a background in the Air Force’s Space Command and Materials Command. Before his current role, Laughrey led the Space Systems mission area at Raytheon Company’s Space and Airborne Systems business prior to Raytheon Company’s merger with United Technologies Corporation in 2020.
Before joining Space Systems, Laughrey was vice president for Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems and deputy of Advanced Concepts and Technology, an internal research and development organization. Laughrey came to Raytheon from Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, where he was director of Strike Systems Advanced Development and held a number of program and functional positions. Prior to Northrop, Laughrey was with Raytheon’s Space and Airborne Systems as program manager for a family of products employed on the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft.
Laughrey holds memberships in the Air Force Association, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and National Defense Industrial Association professional organizations. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the United States Air Force Academy, a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Colorado, a master’s degree in product development engineering from the University of Southern California and a certificate in advanced project management from Stanford University.