BAE Vet Peter Ward Named HR, Talent Acquisition VP for Mantech MSS Group

Peter Ward
Peter Ward

Peter Ward, a 19-year veteran of BAE Systems, has joined ManTech (Nasdaq: MANT) as vice president of human resources and talent acquisition within the mission solutions and services group.

He will report to Bonnie Cook, executive VP of MSS group operations, and brings two decades of industry experience to help drive ManTech's strategy as an employer in the government services industry, the company said Wednesday.

“[Ward] will apply his proven skills to build on our company’s reputation as the most exciting place to work, and where all share our commitment to Bringing Digital to the Mission for customers in innovative ways that safeguard national and homeland security," said MSS President Matt Tait.

At BAE, he most recently served as senior director of human resources and was partner on talent management, organizational development, compensation, benefits, talent acquisition, employee and labor relations with services business areas that combined tally over $1 billion in revenue. 

He previously served as HR manager and provided advice and counsel to employees and management on HR related topics. He also developed a set of metrics to measure HR aspects of the business, identified areas of improvement and correlated HR measures to the primary financial measures.

As HR representative, Ward supported the facilities, security, and subcontracts organizations with succession planning, employee moral, ER investigations and disciplinary issues, and new manager assimilations. He also provided HR leadership support to these organizations, communicated and supported the completion of HR initiatives. 

Among his many achievements, Ward supervised an employee engagement program that led to major gains in employee satisfaction and loyalty.

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