Appointed: September 2009
Mr. Aaron W. Shin is a Senior Director at the corporate headquarters of Raytheon in Waltham, Massachusetts. He is responsible for leading transformational enterprise-wide initiatives to improve Raytheon’s overall product development.
Prior to joining Raytheon in 2007, Mr. Shin held numerous executive and management positions in marketing, engineering, program management, manufacturing, business strategy, Six Sigma, and information technology at GM and most recently at Ford.
At Ford, Mr. Shin was responsible for the company’s most profitable vehicle lines: Explorer and F150/250 trucks. He was the brand manager for the best-selling Ford Explorer with annual sales of 350,000 units and revenue of greater than $10 billion. He also led the engineering team on the redesign of the F150/250 trucks, the world’s best-selling vehicle for 34 years, with annual sales of more than 750,000 units and $20 billion.
During this period, Mr. Shin served as president of the Association of Korean-American Professionals in the Automotive Industry and as a board member for many years. He attended the Korean United Methodist Church for 23 years where he served as Sunday school superintendent and deacon. He was also a trustee of HUD Senior Citizen Housing.
Mr. Shin received his B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and his M.B.A. and a master's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he studied as a General Motors scholar. He is a certified Six Sigma specialist with an emphasis on corporate transformation.
As a trustee of Gordon College, he brings his expertise in marketing and organizational transformation as well as his connection with the Korean-American communities in the U.S. and in Korea to improve Gordon’s brand identity and broaden its international presence.