Frank Pope became president of BAE Systems Enterprise Shared Services in September 2011. In this role, Pope will lead efforts to improve efficiency through sharing of services across the company — a transition that began in late 2011 with the consolidation of most human resources and many finance functions.
Prior to his current role, Pope served as president of BAE Systems' Land & Armaments sector, one of the world's largest military vehicle and equipment businesses. Frank also previously served as executive vice president of BAE Systems Land & Armaments Operating Group. In that role, he oversaw the operations of five lines of business and ensured the delivery of services from centralized Business Development, Strategic Supply Chain and Information Management & Technology and Performance Excellence resources.
Frank joined BAE Systems in August 2007, as vice president Operations & Performance Excellence.
His responsibilities included Strategic Supply Chain and Alliances; Capital, Facility and Real Estate Planning; Information Management & Technology; Program Management Processes; and Performance Measurement.
Prior to joining BAE Systems, Frank was the vice president & general manager of Advanced Materials at General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products in Charlotte, North Carolina. Prior to that assignment, Frank was the vice president responsible for production operations and supply chain management for this same defense unit that manufactured weapon systems, chemical and biological detectors and aerospace composite components.
Frank holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Vermont and received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania.