ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BAE Systems is pleased to announce the appointment of Lawrence Prior as executive vice president, Service Sectors for BAE Systems, Inc. This leadership role was established with the recent strategic realignment of BAE Systems, Inc. to support the priorities of the DoD and other US agencies, enhance responsiveness, and improve cost competitiveness and organizational agility. Prior will report to Linda Hudson, president and CEO of BAE Systems, Inc.
In this new role, Prior will build and strengthen senior-level customer relationships, develop market strategies, execute integrated company business plans, and drive productivity improvements that are critical to the future success and continued growth of BAE Systems. As one of the three leaders that form the Office of the President & CEO of BAE Systems, Inc., Prior will also become a member of the BAE Systems Executive Committee providing leadership to the global enterprise.
“Larry’s fresh perspective, proven track record, and diverse experience will enable BAE Systems to focus on the identification, pursuit and capture of existing and emerging opportunities in the intelligence, security and readiness & sustainment markets,” stated Hudson. “I will look to him to lead our efforts to improve our company’s agility and capabilities to respond to the ever-changing needs of our customers in a financially constrained environment."
Prior has extensive private and public sector experience. For the past year, he served as president and chief operating officer of ManTech International Corporation, where he led a global team and drove growth in the support, cyber and national security markets. Before joining ManTech, Prior was an executive at SAIC, Inc. serving in a variety of leadership positions, including chief operating officer and president of the Intelligence, Security and Technology Group. He also served as chief administrative officer of the County of San Diego and has more than a decade of experience as an intelligence officer for the U.S. Marine Corps.
About BAE Systems
BAE Systems is a global defense, security and aerospace company with approximately 107,000 employees worldwide. The Company delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. In 2009 BAE Systems reported sales of £22.4 billion (US $36.2 billion).
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