Jerry DeMuro, who previously led the information systems and technology group at General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) from 2003 to February 2013, has been appointed president and CEO of BAE Systems Inc., the British contractor’s U.S. subsidiary.
DeMuro joins the subsidiary as it moves to diversify its portfolio for military, intelligence, government and commercial customers, BAE said Tuesday.
He will officially start his new role at BAE on Feb. 1 and succeed the retiring Linda Hudson, who will serve as an adviser to the company through May and keep her position on the board of directors through April 2015.
DeMuro will also serve on the subsidiary’s board of directors, an executive director for parent company BAE Systems plc and on the executive committee.
In his most recent role at General Dynamics, DeMuro served as corporate vice president and executive vice president of the 44, 000-employee information systems and technology group.
That group focuses on mobile communications, information technology and ISR systems (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance).