About Curt Gray
Curt Gray is senior vice president, Human Resources & Administration for BAE Systems, Inc., responsible for all human resources and employment-related activities for the company’s U.S.-based businesses, which employs approximately 32,000 employees in the United States, United Kingdom, Sweden, and Israel, and generated 2017 sales of $10 billion. He brings an impressive record of accomplishments in the aerospace & defense industry to his position. His background encompasses a broad array of businesses including information & communications, commercial airplanes, and both commercial and defense electronics.
Previously, Gray was director of the People organization for the Boeing Company’s Phantom Works, responsible for managing the Human Resources organizations that directly supported the Phantom Works organizations. He also supported the Engineering Process Council and represented Phantom Works on the Company People Process Council.
From 1997 to 2000, Gray was the People director for the Fabrication Division of Boeing Commercial Airplane Group. Other assignments included serving as director of Personnel for the Information & Communications Systems business unit. He moved to that position in May 1997 from Anaheim, California, where he was Human Resources and Administration director for the Autonetics & Missile Systems Division.
From 1995 to 1997, he was responsible for managing human resources functions for Autonetics & Missile Systems (now a part of Boeing). His responsibilities included staffing, compensation, labor/employee relations, organization/human resources development, affirmative action and industrial security, as well as administrative support areas such as reprographics and photography. Between 1991 and 1995, Gray was the Employee/Labor Relations and Staffing director for the Rockwell Telecommunications Division. His responsibilities included staffing, labor relations, safety and security.
Other assignments included serving as the Rockwell Human Resources manager for a start-up location for the company’s Strategic Defense Center. He joined Rockwell in 1983, initially working in staffing, training and employee/labor relations at the company’s Rocky Flats Plant.
Gray holds a bachelor’s degree in personnel administration from the University of Colorado, and an MBA and a master’s degree in organization development from Pepperdine University.
Huffington Post Interview
Recently, Curt participated in an thought leadership interview with the Huffington Post where he discussed the importance of formal mentoring and sponsorship programs for supporting diversity initiatives and the impact these programs have on succession planning, building a diverse talent pipeline, and more. You can read the full interview here ⇒ Huffington Post Interview with Curt Gray
Curt also frequently publishes thought leadership articles on his LinkedIn profile covering a variety of topics from diversity and inclusion initiatives to human capital planning and workforce analytics. You can read these articles below:
- When Data Strikes: How to Capitalize on Evolving Tech to Know Your Employees Better
- Gaining Perspective: The Need for Mentorship and Sponsorship to Promote Diversity at the Leadership Level
- Celebrating Pride, Inclusion, and Diversity at BAE Systems, Inc.
Jane-Scott Cantus’ mind4 series with Curt Gray
curt gray in the "mind4 series: on getting it: people are the advantage"
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