Paul Welch, former vice president of U.S. business development for cyber and nonkinetic effects at Raytheon, has joined Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) as vice president and division manager for the Air Force and defense agencies portfolio, GovCon Wire has learned.
The three-decade USAF veteran will oversee sales operations for Leidos’ enterprise architecture and cybersecurity offerings with a focus on Department of Defense clients.
Prior to joining Raytheon in March 2019, Welch worked at Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) as VP of cyber solutions.
He served as vice commander of the Air Force Warfare Center, where he led operational test and training programs, before he retired in 2017 with the rank of brigadier general.
His military career also included officer and deputy roles at components such as the Air Force Space Command, Joint Chiefs of Staff and Air Forces in Europe.
Currently, Welch is a member of the Defense Science Board Task Force on Critical Infrastructure and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s information science and technology study group.