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Thomas Kirchmaier Named General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems President

Thomas Kirchmaier
Thomas Kirchmaier

Thomas Kirchmaier, formerly a senior vice president and general manager at General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been promoted to president of the General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems business unit and vice president of the corporation.

His promotion is effective immediately and he will report to David Heebner, executive vice president of the company’s information systems and technology group, General Dynamics said Thursday.

Kirchmaier succeeds Lou Von Thaer, who has joined Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAI) as president of the national security sector that eventually form part of the Leidos spinoff.

“Tom Kirchmaier is a seasoned executive with many years’ experience working with Department of Defense and intelligence-community customers on critical national security programs, ” Heebner said.

In his most recent role, Kirchmaier served as SVP and GM of the intelligence solutions division within the information technology business unit and led more than 4, 600 employees that work with customers in the U.S. defense and intelligence communities, as well as coalition partners and NATO.

He joined General Dynamics upon its acquisition of GTE Government Systems in 1999 and has also served as the IT business unit’s SVP of global information services.

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