Michael Tweed-Kent is vice president and general manager of the Cyber and Electronic Warfare Systems line of business at General Dynamics Mission Systems. In this role, he leads a diverse organization that offers secure products, programs and solutions for military, intelligence and international customers.
Prior to his current role, Tweed-Kent was the senior vice president for Strategy and Business Development where he led the company’s strategic thinking, business capture of top pursuits, marketing, public affairs and corporate relations. Beginning with the announcement and launch of General Dynamics Mission Systems, which combined the General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems and C4 Systems business units on January 1, 2015, Tweed-Kent was at the forefront of the company’s expansion and growth in the space and strategic deterrence, international public safety, undersea systems and electronic warfare markets.
Tweed-Kent was previously vice president and general manager for the Mission Integration Systems Division of General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, leading the company’s largest revenue generating shipboard and mission system integration business by developing, producing, engineering, and integrating highly reliable, open architecture solutions for customers. From 2001 through 2006, Tweed-Kent was vice president and general manager for the Maritime Digital Systems strategic business unit. Under the leadership of Tweed-Kent, the unit grew in sales. Significant new programs included weapon system integration for the U.S. Navy SSGN program and a key system integration role on one of the three teams selected to perform a preliminary design concept of the Littoral Combat Ship program.
Tweed-Kent was previously the vice president of programs and engineering for General Dynamics from 1998 through 2001. During this time, he was responsible for leading a high technology multi-functional organization of over 800 people. Accomplishments include the deployment of the U.S. Navy’s Trident II Fire Control Modernization program, which involved the delivery of over 1.5 million software lines of code in a successful large-scale application of commercial-off-the-shelf equipment to a shipboard weapon system.
Tweed-Kent received his master’s degree in electrical engineering from Pennsylvania State University, and a bachelor’s degree in physics from Millersville State College.