Tom Arseneault appointed BAE Systems president & COO

BAE Systems, Inc. of McLean, VA announced on May 16 that Tom Arseneault has been named president and chief operating officer of BAE Systems, Inc. and appointed to the BAE Systems, Inc. board of directors. Jerry DeMuro will continue to serve as CEO for the U.S.-headquartered organization.

For several years, Arseneault has served as COO, responsible for operational performance and delivering key business objectives across the enterprise, to include leading the Inc. Strategy and Corporate Development team. As president & COO, his responsibilities will expand to include functional leadership of the BAE Systems, Inc. organization.

“Tom has a proven track record leading complex organizations focused on fulfilling critical and technologically challenging missions,” said Jerry DeMuro, CEO, BAE Systems, Inc. “Based on his extensive experience across our international portfolio, this is a natural next step in our efforts to maintain a strong leadership team, and this new reporting structure will streamline Tom’s direct oversight of our business segments and functions for the benefit of our customers, talented workforce, and external stakeholders.”

Arseneault previously held senior leadership roles at BAE Systems, including president of the company’s Electronic Systems sector and executive vice president of BAE Systems’ Product Sectors.

Earlier in his career, he held positions of increasing responsibility in management and engineering with Lockheed Martin, General Electric and TASC. 

Source: BAE Systems