His leadership duties will expand at the start of 2023 and he will succeed Chris Marzilli, who has led the segment since 2019 and will retire after a four-decade industry career, the aerospace and defense contractor said Monday.
Aiken was appointed to his current senior VP and CFO roles in January 2014 after holding the same posts at the company’s Gulfstream subsidiary.
Phebe Novakovic, chairman and CEO of General Dynamics and an eight-time Wash100 Award recipient, said she believes Aiken is positioned to lead the technologies group in efforts to address customers’ requirements and focus on growth activities.
Novakovic credited Marzilli, a three-time Wash100 awardee, with helping the unit grow and wished him well.
Marzilli started his career in 1981 at GTE Government Systems, which General Dynamics acquired in 1999. He joined the VP ranks in 2006 and later became president of the mission ad C4 systems businesses.