TAYLOR W. LAWRENCE will succeed Louise L. Francesconi as president of Raytheon Missile Systems (RMS) effective July 1. Francesconi will work with Lawrence as he transitions into his new role until her retirement on Sept. 1. Francesconi is retiring from Raytheon after 33 years with the company. Lawrence joined Raytheon in 2006 and formerly served as vice president of engineering, technology, and mission assurance at Raytheon Company headquarters (Waltham, MA), where he guided the company's vision and provided leadership in technology and research, engineering, operations, performance excellence, and mission assurance. He had responsibility for 45,000 engineers on more than 8,000 programs.

Raytheon Integrated Defense SystemsMARK E. RUSSELL named vice president of engineering, technology, and mission assurance. LYNN A. DUGLE named vice president and deputy general manager of intelligence and information systems business; formerly vice president, engineering, technology and quality for Network Centric Systems (NCS) business.
Sabritec
BOB BETZ appointed senior applications engineer; formerly a regional sales manager for a major military aerospace connector manufacturer. DAVE HOOVER appointed Western regional sales manager; formerly the business development manager with Deutsch.
Microwaves & RF
NANCY FRIEDRICH, editor, and her husband Chuck, announced the arrival of their first son, Charles, on June 12.
Rogers Corporation
MICHAEL D. BESSETTE appointed vice president to head up the Advanced Circuit Materials Division (ACMD) in Chandler, Arizona; formerly with Roger's Durel Division and responsible for the global electroluminescent back-lighting business.
RFMW, Ltd.
ROB VIROSTEK appointed field sales engineer, handling the Mid-Atlantic territory; formerly a senior field applications engineer at Avnet. SHERRY DIMAK named strategic account manager - contract manufacturing; formerly with Richardson Electronics.
Aeroflex-INMET
JOSEPH O'NEIL appointed director of engineering; formerly with Midwest Microwave.
AR RF Microwave Instrumentation
JOHN VINSKI been promoted to customer support manager; he has held various positions in his 19 years at the company.