Jim Stockdale is senior vice president of business operations for General Dynamics Mission Systems. In this role, he is responsible for day-to- day business functions including Facilities, Information Technology, Integration, Program Performance Management and Security.
Prior to his current role, he was vice president of operations for General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems. He led the engineering, manufacturing, mission assurance and supply chain organizations, and was responsible for the strategy, direction, planning and execution that enabled the delivery of end-to-end mission systems integration, development and operations support to our customers. Effective January 1, 2015, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems combined with General Dynamics C4 Systems to form General Dynamics Mission Systems.
Prior to his appointment, Mr. Stockdale was the vice president of the Integrated Tactical Solutions (ITS) Line of Business in the Mission Integration Systems division of General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems. He joined General Dynamics in 1998 when the Advanced Technology Systems division of Lucent Technologies was acquired by General Dynamics. Mr. Stockdale served as program manager for several key U.S. Navy programs and earned increased operational responsibility as senior program manager for the Mission and Battle Management unit.
Previously, Mr. Stockdale served more than 20 years with Lucent and its predecessor, AT&T Bell Laboratories. He began his career in software engineering before becoming a program manager. In 1995, he managed a project that received the company’s President’s Quality Award.
Mr. Stockdale holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Fordham University and a master’s degree in computer science from Stevens Institute of Technology. In 2000, he completed the executive development program at Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He is a member of the Project Management Institute and the National Defense Industrial Association.