March 25, 2021
TiiCKER’s Sweet 16 CEOs Competition and Sweepstakes, a competition that pits CEOs – representing both their alma maters and the publicly traded companies they lead – against each other while offering chances to win valuable prizes, is ready for tip-off. In Round One action, an aerospace/defense services giant will compete against one of the airline industry’s titans.
Representing United Airlines Holdings, Inc. (Tii:UAL) and the University of Southern California Trojans, Oscar Munoz will face Gregory J. Hayes on behalf of Raytheon Technologies Corp. (Tii:RTX) and the Purdue University Boilermakers.
Munoz, Executive Chairman, previously served as CEO from September 2015 until his current appointment in May 2020. As CEO, he was responsible for the company’s business and ongoing operations and management’s efforts to implement the strategic priorities identified by the board of directors. Munoz developed key expertise regarding all aspects of the airline industry during his tenure as CEO. Prior to United, Munoz served as President and COO of CSX Corporation (Tii:CSX). In recognition of his accomplishments, Munoz has been named one of the “100 Most Influential Hispanics” by Hispanic Business magazine.
Hayes, CEO of Raytheon Technologies, one of the largest aerospace, intelligence services providers, is responsible for leading its 180,000 employees. He has a nearly 21-year career at United Technologies (a multinational conglomerate that merged with the Raytheon Co. in April 2020 to form Raytheon Technologies), holding several senior leadership roles across finance, corporate strategy and business development. As CEO of United Technologies, Hayes led the reshaping of UTC from an industrial conglomerate to a focused aerospace company and was a driving force behind its merger to form the current Raytheon Technologies. He earned a Bachelor of Economics degree from Purdue in 1982.
Which of these execs will emerge victorious? Check back for recaps and the next round matchups! Sweet 16 CEOs Competition winners will be chosen based on a variety of factors tied to company performance. The best part is you can win too! In the spirit of March Madness, tell us which team you are cheering for and why you are cheering for them. You will be entered for a chance to win one of four Benzinga.com Essential memberships for 12 months. That’s a $1400 value EACH. Click here to participate. See official terms.