The retired U.S. Army lieutenant general will oversee international business development processes and work to develop partnerships and strategies in international markets, BAE said Monday.
“The creation of the international business development role is consistent with the company’s strategy to emphasize exports as the U.S. defense market declines, ” said Linda Hudson, president and CEO of BAE’s U.S. subsidiary.
“John has a broad understanding of our markets and customers and will be a significant asset in shaping and delivering our international strategy, ” Hudson added.
Suttle served as VP of communications for the company’s land and armaments sector prior to his promotion as communications SVP.
Before joining BAE, he served as communications for General Dynamics‘ (NYSE: GD) armament and technical products business.
He served in public affairs roles and as an aviator while in the Army, which included six years in countries such as Germany, Bosnia and Iraq.
Suttle graduated from the Army’s Training with Industry Fellowship Program and the Command and General Staff College.