Dr. Ric Pozo
Space and Airborne Systems Center
Ric Pozo, is Vice President and General Manager of L-3 Interstate Electronics Corporation’s Navigation Systems. Prior to this he was Product Line Director for the Trident Programs and the Millennium Programs at Raytheon’s Space and Airborne Systems. Before his product line responsibilities, Ric was Director of the Electronics Center in Space and Airborne Systems. He came to Raytheon (Previously Hughes Aircraft) in 1974. He began his career on the Hughes Rotation Program and initially worked on the Phoenix and Maverick missiles developing Microprocessor-controlled test stations. He later co-developed the architecture and microcode for the F18 Radar Data Processor. He has worked on several processor development programs, both hardware and software. He led the VHSIC Program effort in design for testability and fault tolerance, and was responsible for the fault tolerant architecture of the HALO satellite. He was system engineer and manager of the Corporate CAD effort to develop a company-wide CAD system for VLSI chips. Prior to his assignment as Electronics Center Director, he was Director of the Software Engineering Center and prior to that managed several departments providing image processing and other embedded software systems for tactical programs. He has worked on both Tactical and Strategic programs.
Ric received a B. S. in Electrical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and an M.S. in Engineering from UCLA. He has taught graduate Computer Science classes at Loyola Marymount and CSU Long Beach. He graduated from the UCLA, Anderson School Executive Management Program. Ric was a participant of the Hughes Fellowship Program and is a member of Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu.