David K. Heebner, executive vice president and group executive of General Dynamics‘ (NYSE: GD) combat systems unit, has been appointed group executive of the information systems and technology group.
Heebner’s appointment is one in a series of changes in the company’s senior leadership that take effect immediately, General Dynamics said Thursday.
Mark C. Roualet, president of the land systems business unit, has succeeded Heebner as EVP and group executive of combat systems.
Gary L. Whited, land systems domestic operations SVP and general manager, has succeeded Roualet to lead land systems.
Heebner, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant general, became EVP and group executive for combat systems in May 2010 after serving as group executive for marine systems for two years.
The 13-year company veteran also has served as president of the land systems unit, senior VP of planning and development and VP of strategic planning.
Roualet joined the land systems unit in 1982 as a quality engineer and has served as the unit’s SVP and chief operating officer.
Whited, a certified public accountant, served as VP of finance and chief financial officer of the land systems unit prior to leading the unit’s domestic operations starting in 2011.
He also held the VP and CFO roles for the ordnance and tactical systems unit and served as controller for the advanced information systems unit.