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Biography PhotoFrancis Raborn
Director

Until his retirement in 2005, Mr. Raborn, age 72, served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of United Defense Industries, Inc. from its formation in 1994, and as a director since 1997. Mr. Raborn joined FMC Corporation, the predecessor of United Defense Industries, Inc., in 1977 and held a variety of financial and accounting positions, including Controller of the Defense Systems Group from 1985 to 1993, and Controller of the Special Products Group from 1979 to 1985. He also had international operating responsibilities as a result of being on the Boards of United Defense’s Swedish subsidiary and Turkish joint venture. Prior to his tenure at FMC Corporation, Mr. Raborn worked for Chemetron Corporation and Ford Motor Company. Mr. Raborn currently serves on the board of directors of Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.