Dr. James Mitch Stevison
Executive Vice President & President, Mission Systems Division, Mercury Systems, Inc.
Dr. Mitch Stevison is Executive Vice President of Mercury and President of its Mission Systems Division. In this role he leads Mercury’s largest business unit and is responsible for a broad portfolio including sensor and platform processing systems, trusted and secure mission systems, and Mercury’s international operations. Dr. Stevison brings to Mercury more than 18 years of global experience in the aerospace and defense industry including technology development, operations management, mergers, acquisitions, and business growth.
Prior to joining Mercury, he was Vice President of Strategy and Development for Raytheon Missiles & Defense. In that role, he led comprehensive business strategy, portfolio shaping, M&A, and investment opportunity evaluation to further advance the Raytheon Missiles & Defense portfolio. He also served as Vice President and General Manager of Strategic and Naval Systems as well as Vice President and General Manager for Air and Missile Defense Systems at Raytheon Missile Systems. Prior to that, he was the senior director of the SM-3® program, where he was responsible for all variants of the SM-3® missile portfolio, both domestically and internationally. Dr. Steviso also held senior leadership roles at Lockheed Martin and at Miltec Systems, a Ducommun Company.
A U.S. Army veteran, Dr. Stevison retired from the Army in 2005, following an accomplished 20-year military career that included leadership roles with the Missile Defense Agency and the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command.