Colin S. Whelan is president of Advanced Technology at Raytheon Missiles & Defense, a business of Raytheon Technologies. He oversees next-generation technology advancement, future system architectures, and rapid prototyping of precision weapons, radars, command and control, and air and missile defense systems.
Whelan, an engineer and physicist, brings over 20 years of experience in the development of advanced technologies for aerospace and defense. Most recently, he served as vice president of Advanced Technology at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, prior to Raytheon Company’s merger with United Technologies Corporation in 2020.
Before joining Raytheon, Whelan worked at Digital Semiconductor and Intel, where he developed new processes for the production of silicon microprocessors.
Whelan has published more than 70 technical papers and holds nine patents.
He holds two degrees from Cornell University: a master’s degree in applied engineering physics and a bachelor’s degree in physics.