Tom Arseneault

Tom Arseneault
President & Chief Operating Officer of BAE Systems, Inc.

Tom Arseneault is president and chief operating officer (COO) of BAE Systems, Inc., responsible for managing Inc. headquarters functional teams, driving operational performance, and delivering key business objectives across the enterprise.

BAE Systems, Inc. is the company’s U.S.-based division with more than 35,000 employees and sales of approximately $11.4 billion in 2019. As president & COO, Arseneault serves as deputy to CEO Jerry DeMuro. Arseneault is an officer director on the BAE Systems, Inc. Board of Directors, and he is also a member of the Executive Committee of BAE Systems plc, on which he leads the Program Management Cross Enterprise Council and shares leadership duties in overseeing the Global Supply Chain.

Throughout his career, Arseneault has consistently demonstrated his ability to lead complex organizations responsible for fulfilling critical and technologically challenging missions. Most recently he served as COO for the Inc. organization and was integral to our return to profitable growth. Before serving as COO, he was president of the company’s Electronic Systems sector, responsible for the segment’s operations spanning commercial and defense electronics markets, and its broad portfolio of vehicle and mission critical electronic systems. Previously, he was 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, The Analytic Sciences Corporation, and Weather Services International.

He holds bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Boston University.