Robert “Bob” Lepore is director of the engineering management program in the College of Engineering at the University of Arizona. He presently teaches engineering management, technical project management, and sensor systems engineering.

Lepore retired from Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson, Arizona where he worked for over 35 years. Previous to retiring, he was vice president of engineering. In this position, he directed overall execution and strategy development for the engineering organization.

Prior to his vice president role, he served as the chief engineer for the Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle (EKV), where he was responsible for technical oversight of all EKV products.

He also held a variety of engineering management positions in the Missile Systems Engineering organization including director of the Electro-Optical Subsystems Center and manager of the Image Processing Department, where he was responsible for design, development, and testing of electro-optical seekers and fuses including design and development of algorithms and electro-optical seeker embedded software.

Lepore holds two patents in image processing tracking systems. He has a BS in Engineering and an MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles.


MS Electrical Engineering - UCLA BS Engineering - UCLA