Dan Johnson, president of General Dynamics‘ (GD) information technology business unit, has been appointed executive vice president of the company’s groupÂ that currently comprises the IT, advanced information systems and C4 systems units.
General Dynamics said Wednesday theÂ appointment takes effect Jan. 1, 2015 and that Johnson will hold the dual roles ofÂ IT unit president and EVP of the larger information systems and technology group.
The AIS and C4 units are combining into theÂ mission systems unit under a realignment that also takes effect Jan. 1.
David Heebner, headÂ of the information systems and technology groupÂ since March 2013, will retire from the company on Dec. 31, 2014.
Johnson has led the IT unit as president since March 2008 and joinedÂ General DynamicsÂ in 2005 upon that company’s acquisition of Anteon, where he served as chief operating officer for two years.
His other roles at General Dynamics have included EVP and COO of the IT unit for two years prior to his appointment as president.
Prior to Anteon, he led BearingPoint‘s government business for six years and was a partner at KPMG.