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Tom Arseneault to Head Electronic Systems at BAE’s US Arm, Retain COO Title

Tom Arseneault
Tom Arseneault

Tom Arseneault, chief operating officer at BAE Systems‘ U.S. subsidiary and a 14-year BAE veteran, will take on the additional role of president of the subsidiary’s electronic systems sector on Jan. 1, 2015.

BAE said Monday that Arseneault will continue to hold the chief operating officer role for the subsidiary — BAE Systems Inc. — and succeed current Electronic Systems President Dan Gobel, who will retire from BAE on Dec. 31, 2014.

Dan Gobel
Dan Gobel

Arseneault was promoted to COO in February from the prior dual roles of chief technology officer, a newly-created position at the time, and executive vice president of the product sectors.

Arseneault, a member of Executive Mosaic’s inaugural group of Wash100 inductees, led the electronic systems sector in a prior stint before his appointment to the CTO and product sector EVP roles.

Gobel, who was appointed electronic systems president in the summer of 2012, is a 12-year BAE veteran and served as VP and deputy manager for the sector prior to that promotion.

The Nashua, N.H-headquartered electronic systems sector has close to 13, 000 employees and builds commercial and defense electronic technologies technologies such as flight and engine controls; electronic warfare and night vision systems; surveillance and reconnaissance sensors; secure networked communications equipment; and power-and energy-management systems.

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