Andrew Gerber Vice President, Innovation and Strategic Pursuits Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems
Andy Gerber is vice president of Innovation and Strategic Pursuits for Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS). Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), with 2017 sales of $25 billion and 64,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.In this role, Gerber will partner with leaders in IDS and across Raytheon to develop new business solutions that provide integrated and advanced capability to our customers. He will also provide insight from his business relationships with our customers — including with leaders in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Navy, Army, Missile Defense Agency and other defense agencies — to help us better understand their needs and desires.
Before joining Raytheon, Gerber was the director of the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) and senior vice president of the Georgia Institute of Technology. As director of GTRI, he led a team of about 2,000 researchers, staff and students in accomplishing applied research solutions to complex problems for sponsors in federal and state government and industry. Prior to coming to GTRI, Gerber served as Associate Head of the Air and Missile Defense Technology Division of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory.
Gerber joined Lincoln Laboratory as a staff member in 1988. In 1991, he took an assignment at the Kwajalein Missile Range in the Marshall Islands, where he was responsible for space surveillance programs and later served as leader of the ALTAIR radar (ARPA Long-range Tracking And Instrumentation Radar). He returned to Lincoln Laboratory in 1996 as assistant leader of the air defense techniques group, where he helped build the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense program. In 1997, Gerber became an Intergovernmental Personnel Act appointee with the Navy’s Program Executive Office for Theater Surface Combatants. Gerber’s efforts were focused on development and implementation of a plan for the next generation of radars for the Surface Navy.
In September 2001, Gerber returned again to Lincoln Laboratory as assistant head of the sensor systems division and led the sensor systems division in 2002. In 2004, he assumed his position as associate head of the air and missile defense technology division. Gerber earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Duke University, and a master’s and doctorate in applied physics from Yale University.