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U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC), Wash, D.C., Fri, Feb 5, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C.  -  Raytheon Company has been approved for membership in the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC), the USUBC executive committee announced today on behalf of the entire USUBC membership of over 100 companies and organizations who have business operations, investments or other development programs in Ukraine.  

Raytheon, with 2009 sales of $25 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world.

With a history of innovation spanning 88 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With global headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 73,000 people worldwide.
Raytheon's representation office in Ukraine is part of Raytheon Technical Services Company, LLC (RTSC).  RTSC's Threat Reduction Office is active throughout the former Soviet Union and has been working in Ukraine since 1994, principally engaged in Strategic Nuclear Arms Elimination projects that were part of the Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) Nunn-Lugar Program. 

RTSC also specializes in program management, supply chain management, information management, fleet maintenance, training, shipping, and procurement.

RTSC has provided logistics support for NATO's Partnership for Peace "Peaceshield" exercises and has supported cooperative programs with the Ukrainian MOD and the State Border Guards and State Customs Services. Raytheon currently employees 95 Ukrainian and 10 expatriate employees in Ukraine.  Mark Beha is resident manager of the Raytheon office in Kyiv.

Raytheon will be represented on the USUBC board of directors by John Miller, Director, International Business Development: Europe, Israel, Sub-Sahara, Raytheon International, Inc. whose office is in the Arlington, VA office. John is a former top ranking U.S. military officer and has worked for Raytheon for over 10 years. John was elected as a new member of the USUBC Executive Committee at the annual meeting in December.

USUBC has been working with Raytheon's Country Manager in Kyiv, Mark Beha for some time. Mark has worked in Ukraine for over 15 years on a variety of Raytheon projects, mostly in conjunction with the U.S. Defense Department contracts. USUBC has also worked with Bill Toti, VP, Raytheon Technical Services Company, in Reston, VA. 

More information about Raytheon can be found at www.raytheon.com.

USUBC is very pleased to have Raytheon as a member," said Morgan Williams, Director, Government Affairs, Washington Office, SigmaBleyzer Emerging Markets Private Equity Investment Group, www.SigmaBleyzer.com, who serves as President/CEO of the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC). "Raytheon now joins with other aerospace and defense related companies who are members of USUBC such as AnaCom, Inc., Boeing;
Defense Technology, Inc; DRS Technologies, Inc.; General Dynamics; Sweet Analysis Services Inc. (SASI); UMBRA and United Technologies (Pratt & Whitney)," Williams said. 

"USUBC now has a membership base of over 100 companies and organizations which allows USUBC to provide its new members such as Raytheon with a full-time operation and a significantly expanded program of work," according to USUBC membership director, Iryna Teluk.  

Over One-Hundred Members, February, 2010, Membership in January of 2007 was 22. 
The complete list of USUBC members can be found at: http://www.usubc.org/members.php.

[1]  Anders Aslund, Senior Fellow
Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington, D.C.

[2]  Ariel Cohen, Ph.D, Senior Research Fellow
Allison Center for International Studies,
Davis Institute for International Studies,
The Heritage Foundation, Washington, D.C.

[3]  Keith Crane, Senior Economist
Rand Corporation, Washington, D.C.

[4]  James Greene, President
Effective Engagement Strategies, LLC, Washington, D.C.
Former Head, NATO Liaison Office Ukraine

[5]  David Kramer
Senior Transatlantic Fellow
The German Marshall Fund of the United States
Washington, D.C.

[6]  Leonid Kozachenko, President
Ukrainian Agrarian Confederation (UAC), Kyiv, Ukraine

[7]  William Green Miller, Senior Policy Scholar
Woodrow Wilson Center, 
Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Washington, D.C.

[8]  Steven Pifer, Senior Fellow
The Brookings Institution
Senior Advisor, Russia & Eurasia Program, CSIS
Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Washington, D.C.

[9]  Dr. Edilberto Segura, Partner, Chief Economist
SigmaBleyzer Private Equity Investment Group
Chair of the Advisory Board of The Bleyzer Foundation, Kyiv, Ukraine

[10]  Keith Smith, Senior Associate
Europe Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
Former U.S. Ambassador to Lithuania, Washington, D.C.  

[11]  William B. Taylor, Jr., Vice President, Peace & Stability Operations
United States Institute of Peace, Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Washington, D.C.

[12]  Damon Wilson, Vice President
Atlantic Council of the United States, Washington, D.C.

For Year 2010 (http://www.usubc.org/excommittee.php)

[1]  Margarita Karpenko, Managing Partner
DLA Piper Ukraine LLC, Kyiv, Ukraine

[2]  Michael E. Kirst, Regional Vice President
Central/Eastern Europe and Russia
Westinghouse Electric Company, Brussels, Belgium

[3]  John R. Miller, Director,
International Business Development, Europe, Israel, Sub-Sahara
Raytheon International, Inc., Arlington, VA

[4]  Dr. Irina Paliashvili, President and Senior Counsel
RULG-Ukrainian Legal Group, P.A., Washington, D.C./Kyiv, Ukraine

[5]  Andrew A. Pidgirsky, Chairman, Board of Governors,
Ukrainian American Bar Association (UABA), Houston, TX

[6]  Mara L. Sovey, Director, International Affairs
John Deere Public Affairs Worldwide, Deere & Co., Washington, D.C.

[7]  Samir B. Sahgal, Director, International Operations
Washington, D.C. Operations, The Boeing Company, Arlington, VA
          Treasurer, USUBC

[8] John F. Steele, Director, International Government Affairs
Eli Lilly and Company, Washington, D.C.

[9]  Patrick H. Sweet, President
Sweet Analysis Services, Inc. (SASI), Alexandria, VA

[10]  E. Morgan Williams, Director, Government Affairs, Washington Office
SigmaBleyzer Private Equity Investment Group, Washington, D.C.
         Chairman, Executive Committee, USUBC, President/CEO, USUBC

[11]  Van A. Yeutter, Vice President, Corporate Affairs
Cargill, Washington, D.C.

[12]  Jack I. Heller, Attorney at Law
Heller & Rosenblatt, Washington, D.C.
         Legal Counsel, USUBC