Thomas Kirch­maier ap­pointed Pres­i­dent of Gen­eral Dy­nam­ics Ad­vanced In­for­ma­tion Sys­tems


Gen­eral Dy­nam­ics has an­nounced that Thomas W. Kirch­maier has been elected Vice Pres­i­dent of the cor­po­ra­tion and ap­pointed as Pres­i­dent of Gen­eral Dy­nam­ics Ad­vanced In­for­ma­tion Sys­tems, re­port­ing to David K. Heeb­ner, Ex­ec­u­tive Vice Pres­i­dent of the com­pany’s In­for­ma­tion Sys­tems and Tech­nol­ogy group. Kirch­maier suc­ceeds Lewis F. Von Thaer, who re­signed in April.

Kirch­maier, 56, has been the Se­nior Vice Pres­i­dent and Gen­eral Man­ager of the In­tel­li­gence So­lu­tions di­vi­sion of Gen­eral Dy­nam­ics In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy since 2007, lead­ing a world­wide or­gan­i­sa­tion with more than 4,600 pro­fes­sion­als which pro­vides high tech­nol­ogy so­lu­tions for the US in­tel­li­gence com­mu­nity, se­lected DoD com­mands and agen­cies, their coali­tion part­ners and NATO. Pre­vi­ously, he was Se­nior Vice Pres­i­dent of Gen­eral Dy­nam­ics In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy’s Global In­for­ma­tion Ser­vices, pro­vid­ing net­work and IT so­lu­tions to com­mer­cial, pub­lic safety and in­ter­na­tional cus­tomers. He joined Gen­eral Dy­nam­ics through the ac­qui­si­tion of GTE Govern­ment Sys­tems in 1999.

With a bach­e­lor’s de­gree in elec­tronic en­gi­neer­ing from Cor­nell Univer­sity and a mas­ter’s de­gree in busi­ness man­age­ment from Pep­per­dine Univer­sity, Kirch­maier is also a grad­u­ate of the De­fense Ac­qui­si­tion Univer­sity’s Fed­eral Ac­qui­si­tion Man­age­ment and Pro­gram Man­age­ment School.

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