Vice President, Human Resources, Raytheon Missiles & Defense
Steve Ratner is vice president of Human Resources for Raytheon Missiles & Defense, a business of Raytheon Technologies. He is responsible for recruitment, retention and professional development for a 30,000-employee business that specializes in air and missile defense systems, precision weapons, radars, command and control systems and advanced defense technologies.
Ratner has more than 20 years of human resources leadership experience. Most recently he was vice president of human resources and security at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, prior to Raytheon Company’s merger with United Technologies Corporation in 2020. He has held numerous leadership positions in the field, developing expertise in areas including HR strategy, compensation and labor relations.
Ratner is a graduate of the company’s Human Resources Leadership Development Program. He also received the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Illinois School of Labor and Employment Relations for his enduring contributions to the field of HR and support for the school’s program and community.
Ratner holds a master’s degree in human resources and industrial relations from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Florida.