Infotech Lead America: BAE Systems has appointed Dan Gobel as president of the Electronic Systems sector.
Gobel succeeds Tom Arseneault, who recently was named executive vice president for Product Sectors and chief technology officer for BAE Systems.
“Dan is a well-respected leader with a deep understanding of both the commercial and defense electronics markets. I look forward to working with Dan to build on BAE Systems’ position as a leading provider of creative and affordable products and solutions that address the needs of our customers,” said Linda Hudson, president and CEO, BAE Systems.
Gobel previously served as the vice president and deputy general manager of the Electronic Systems sector. He served as president of the former Platform Solutions sector until that organization combined with the former Electronic Solutions business in 2011 to create Electronic Systems.
He also served as vice president and general manager for the Electronic Combat Solutions and Advanced Platform Electronic Warfare business areas within Electronic Solutions and held leadership roles on advanced platform electronic warfare systems, including the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter concept formulation and system development and demonstration programs.
Before joining BAE Systems in 1992, Gobel held various engineering and program management positions at General Dynamics Corporation’s Fort Worth, Texas, division.
Recently, BAE Systems announced that Larry Prior, who currently serves as executive vice president, Service Sectors, will be the chief operating officer for BAE Systems.
Since joining BAE Systems in 2010, Prior has helped grow the company’s cyber and intelligence businesses and improved readiness and sustainment services for defense customers. In his expanded role as the new chief operating officer, he will drive operational productivity, agility, cost efficiency and effectiveness throughout the business, which remains critical to BAE Systems’ future success during a time of shifting priorities in the U.S. and across global defense and security markets.