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Former Raytheon CEO joins TJX board


The TJX Companies announced that William H. Swanson has been elected to its board of directors.

William Swanson, 65, is the former chairman and CEO of Raytheon Co., a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and civil markets throughout the world. He was Raytheon’s chairman and CEO from January 2004 to March 2014, and chairman until he retired in September, after a 42-year career with the company. During Swanson’s tenure, he held a wide range of leadership positions, including setting strategy and managing operations for Raytheon’s global business.

“We are very pleased to welcome Bill Swanson to our board of directors. Bill brings extensive experience in leading a global Fortune 200 company,” Ben Cammarata, chairman of the board of the TJX Companies, said. “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 company and beyond.”

The company operates 3,385 stores in six countries, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, and Poland, and three e-commerce sites.

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