Jerry DeMuro is chief executive officer (CEO) of BAE Systems, Inc., the company’s U.S.-based, international defense, aerospace, and security company with more than 35,000 employees that generated sales revenues of approximately $11.4 billion in 2019. BAE Systems, Inc. ranks among the top 10 prime contractors to the U.S. Department of Defense and delivers 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. In addition, DeMuro is 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, DeMuro has led the transformation and successful operation of complex global organizations responsible for fulfilling critical and challenging missions worldwide in the national security, technology, and aerospace industries.
Before joining BAE Systems in 2014, DeMuro served as a corporate vice president at General Dynamics and executive vice president of the more than $11 billion, 44,000-employee Information Systems and Technology group. DeMuro joined General Dynamics when GTE Government Systems was acquired in 1999. While at GTE, DeMuro held a number of senior leadership roles. Earlier in his career, he served for nearly a decade as an acquisition official at the U.S. Department of Defense.
DeMuro has been actively involved with several associations and nonprofit organizations, including the Aerospace Industries Association, where he is currently a member of its Executive Committee, the Association of the United States Army, the MILCOM Conference Board, and AFCEA International, where he served on the Board of Directors as an Executive Committee member and as chair of the Audit Committee. He has also served on the boards of the National Science Center and the Boys and Girls Club of Taunton, Massachusetts.
A native of Philadelphia, DeMuro earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University.