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General Dynamics board adds Verizon exec

General Dynamics’ board of directors has elected former Verizon executive and longtime telecommunications sector veteran John Stratton as a new member.

Stratton will serve on the board’s finance and benefits plans committee, General Dynamics said Wednesday.

Most recently, Stratton was executive vice president and president of global operations at Verizon from 2015 to 2018. He spent 25 years at Verizon and its predecessor Bell Atlantic in roles such as president of global enterprise and consumer wireline, president of enterprise solutions, chief operating officer and chief marketing officer.

“John brings extensive insight into the opportunities and risks associated with rapidly developing new technologies and cyber security that will help General Dynamics continue to deliver reliable products and services to our customers,” General Dynamics CEO Phebe Novakovic said in a release. “His wealth of experience operating a global public company in a highly-regulated industry will be a valuable asset as a member of our board.”

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