Downing, Terry

Mentor-Protégé Programs Raytheon

Terry has over 40 years of Defense Industry experience with a career that spans Contracts, Product Assurance, Programming, Manufacturing Engineering, Program Management, Marketing and Congressional Affairs. Winning his first Mentor-Protégé agreement in 1992, Terry has been contiguously involved in the management of Mentor-Protégé agreements with companies ranging from Contract Manufacturing to Robotics. 

Entering his 38th year with Raytheon, Terry currently manages the Mentor-Protégé Programs for Raytheon Missile and Defense’s Supply Chain Organization. Working in Strategic Sourcing and with Advanced Technologies, his current focus is on cutting edge technology bringing advanced capabilities to the War Fighter.

Terry has also been a serial entrepreneur with businesses ranging from Silk Screening to Building Modern Electronics. Blending both industry experience and entrepreneurial success, Terry mentors small companies with insights into their larger industry customers and a hands-on understanding of running a small business.