GD names DeMuro to head IT business

General Dynamics Corp. today tapped Gerard J. DeMuro, 47, as executive vice president of the Information Systems and Technology group. He replaces Kenneth Dahlberg, who is leaving to become chief executive officer of Science Applications International Corp.

DeMuro is president of General Dynamics' C4 Systems, a unit of the IT group. "Jerry brings technical expertise, strong customer intimacy and a proven operational track record to this position," Nicholas D. Chabraja, chairman and CEO of Falls Church, Va.-based General Dynamics.

Chabraja also had kind words for the departing Dahlberg. "Ken Dahlberg helped make General Dynamics a significant player in the burgeoning C4ISR market. We wish him well in his new position," he said.

DeMuro worked in acquisitions positions at the Defense Department before joining GTE Government Systems, which was bought by General Dynamics in 1999. He holds a bachelor's degree in communications from the University of Pittsburgh and masters in business administration from Fairleigh Dickenson University.

General Dynamics, approximately 64,600 people worldwide and anticipates 2003 revenues of about $15.5 billion. The company was ranked No. 6 on Washington Technology's Top 100.

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