The TJX Companies has appointed William H. Swanson as Director on its board. William Swanson, 65, is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Raytheon Company, a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and civil markets throughout the world.

On Swanson’s appointment, Ben Cammarata, Chairman of the Board of The TJX Companies, said, “We are very pleased to welcome Bill Swanson to our Board of Directors. Bill brings extensive experience in leading a global Fortune 200 company. We see his deep international knowledge as a complement to our Board as we continue to pursue our successful growth as a global, value retailer. On behalf of our Board, we are looking forward to working with Bill as we move toward becoming a 40 billion dollar company and beyond.”

Swanson was Raytheon's Chairman and CEO from January 2004 to March 2014, and Chairman until he retired in September 2014, after a 42-year career with the company. During his tenure, he held a wide range of leadership positions, including setting strategy and managing operations for Raytheon's global business.


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