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Hansel Tookes II

Hansel Tookes

Hansel E. Tookes II, retired from Raytheon Company in December 2002. He joined Raytheon in September 1999 as President and Chief Operating Officer of its Raytheon Aircraft Company subsidiary, a commercial, military and regional aircraft manufacturing company. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Raytheon Aircraft Company in January 2000 and Chairman in August 2000. He became President of Raytheon International in May 2001. Prior to joining Raytheon in 1999, he served United Technologies Corporation as President of its Pratt & Whitney Large Military Engines Group since 1996. He joined United Technologies Corporation in 1980 and held a variety of senior leadership positions. Mr. Tookes is a former Naval Aviator and pilot for United Airlines.

Hansel is a director of Corning Inc., Ryder System, Inc., Nextera Energy, Inc., and the Harris Corporation, and is a former member of the National Academies Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board. He is also a former member of the boards of BBA Aviation, plc, the Florida State University Foundation and the Florida Education Fund.

Hansel is married to Paula Wyche Tookes and they have two children, Heather and Hansel III and one grandson, Ryann. Hansel graduated from FSU in 1969 where he majored in physics and was a member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity. He has a MS in aeronautical systems from the University of West Florida, studied quantitative methods of business at Louisiana State University and completed the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.