Steve Rowbotham has been appointed chief operating officer of General Dynamics UK in a reorganization intended to have the C4 and land systems portfolios in the U.K. work closer with their sister organizations.
The C4 team led by Chris Marzilli will remain focused on military, public safety and security contracts while the Gary Whited-led land systems group will work to deliver the U.K.’s specialist vehicle program, the company said Monday.
Marzilli and Whited will also join the board of directors at General Dynamics UK.
“We will continue to operate from the U.K. with the same footprint as we have today to support our U.K. customers,” Rowbotham said.
“We will also continue to use our U.K. business as a base from which we can export capability in partnership with the U.K. government,” he added.
Rowbotham holds more than 30 years of experience in design engineering, operations management and business development.
He started his career at Marconi, RO Defence and BAE Systems before joining General Dynamics UK in 2006 as a vice president.
In that role, General Dynamics says he has led research and development initiatives, advanced projects and technologies group and the urgent operational requirement vehicle conversion program.