Jeffrey Standerski

Vice President, Mission 24

Jeff Standerski is vice president of the Mission 24 initiative for Raytheon, a business of RTX specializing in integrated air and missile defense, advanced sensors, space-based systems, hypersonics and effectors. He is responsible for leading transformation across Raytheon, focusing on program execution excellence, improving operational productivity and continuing the business’s growth trajectory.

Prior to his current role Standerski led Strategic Development for Collins Aerospace where he developed strategy and was responsible for market analytics, sustainability and the implementation of the Collins Management System. Before that he was the Rockwell Collins integration lead during the merger with United Technologies, the integration lead for Collins Aerospace during the merger with Raytheon and the Collins Aerospace lead during the restructuring of RTX from four business units to three.

Standerski has more than 35 years of experience in aerospace and defense with the majority of it leading P&L organizations across Government Systems, Commercial Systems and Information Management Solutions. He also served in leadership positions in Engineering, Business Development, Strategy and Human Resources. Standerski was Rockwell Collins’ chief human resources officer prior to the merger with United Technologies. He began his career as a systems engineer in Mission Management Systems.

Standerski has a passion for program management, which started with his first P&L role in the military communications organization, where his portfolio included Link-16, weapon data links, military SATCOM, electronic warfare and advanced communications technologies and waveforms. As a program and general manager, he has led technology development, large-scale systems integration, initial- and high-rate manufacturing, and the introduction of many products into production. Standerski has also been active in the implementation, training and advancement of program and value stream management.

Standerski has served as the executive sponsor of the LGBTQIA+ alliance employee resource group for the past 10 years. He is a founding board member and past chairman of the Eastern Iowa Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. He holds a bachelor’s degree in aeronautics/avionics from St. Louis University.