Daniel P. Burnham

Retired Chairman & CEO
Raytheon Company


BA: Economics, Xavier University (1968)
MBA: University of New Hampshire (1970)


Daniel P. Burnham is a retired chairman and chief executive officer of Raytheon Company. He joined the company in 1998 and retired in 2004. Mr. Burnham joined Raytheon from AlliedSignal, Inc., where he had most recently served as vice chairman and a member of the board of directors.
Mr. Burnham joined AlliedSignal in 1982 as vice president and controller. He then served two years as vice president and general manager of the Engineered Plastics Division in AlliedSignal’s Engineered Materials sector. In 1986, he was named president of the sector’s Plastics and Performance Materials Group. Two years later, he was named president of its Fibers Group. In 1990, he joined the company’s Aerospace sector and served as president of its AiResearch group. From 1992 to 1997, he served as president of AlliedSignal Aerospace, AlliedSignal’s largest business and the world’s largest supplier of equipment and sub-systems to the aerospace industry. Prior to joining AlliedSignal, he held positions of increasing responsibility with the Carborundum Company from 1971 to 1982.