BAE Names 20-Year Vet Dan Gobel Electronic Systems Lead; Linda Hudson Comments

Dan Gobel

BAE Systems Inc., the British defense contractor’s U.S. subsidiary, has appointed Dan Gobel president of the company’s electronic systems sector.

The company said he succeeds Tom Arseneault, who was recently appointed the subsidiary’s chief technology officer and executive vice president for product sectors.

Gobel, a 20-year BAE veteran, brings experience in both the commercial and defense markets, President and CEO Linda Hudson said in a release.

Before this appointment, he served as the electronic systems sector’s vice president and deputy general manager.

Prior to that, he served as president of the platform solutions sector before it merged with the electronic solutions business in 2011.

He also served as vice president and general manager for the electronic combat solutions and advanced platform electronic warfare business areas and held leadership roles for several programs.

According to the company, he helped lead the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter concept formulation and system development and demonstration programs.

Before joining BAE, he held several program management and engineering positions at a General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) division based in Fort Worth, Texas.

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