Tom Arseneault is president and CEO of BAE Systems, Inc., the company’s U.S.-based, international defense, aerospace, and security company with more than 35,000 employees and major operations in the U.S., UK, and Sweden. Ranking among the top 10 prime contractors to the U.S. Department of Defense, the company generated sales revenues of nearly $11.5 billion in 2019, delivering a full range of products and services across a broad and diverse portfolio for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, commercial avionics, security, IT solutions and support services. Arseneault is also an executive director on the BAE Systems plc Board of Directors, a member of the company’s Executive Committee, and an officer director on the BAE Systems, Inc. Board of Directors.
Throughout his career, Arseneault has led complex organizations responsible for fulfilling critical and technologically challenging missions. Recently he served as president and COO for the organization and was integral to its return to profitable growth. Previously, he was president of the company’s Electronic Systems Sector, responsible for operations spanning the commercial and defense electronics markets, and its extensive portfolio of mission critical electronic systems. He also served as executive vice president of BAE Systems’ Product Sectors, responsible for articulating and executing a vision that drove optimal business performance across the Electronic Systems and legacy Land & Armaments businesses.
Prior to his senior leadership appointments, Arseneault managed various organizations and programs for Sanders, a Lockheed Martin Company, and he remained with the unit when it was acquired by BAE Systems in 2000. Earlier in his career, he held a variety of engineering and program management positions with General Electric and TASC.
He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Boston University.