General Dynamics Mission Systems-Canada has announced the appointment of Joel Houde as Vice President and General Manager of General Dynamics Mission Systems–International. Joel joined General Dynamics in 2004 and was most recently Vice President Enterprise Program Management, and Vice President, Land and Joint Solutions.

In his new role, he will focus on the international division of General Dynamics Mission Systems, delivering mission-critical, cyber-secure systems for military and government organizations worldwide. With executive oversight of large operations across Canada, the United Kingdom and Italy, he will continue our commitment to excellence. With more than 25 years of multinational expertise within the defence, aerospace and fibre optics industries, Joel has built his career in program management and process improvement, systems engineering, manufacturing, and mechanical design, with a focus on multimillion-dollar sub-systems and large systems integration programs, electronic manufacturing, and production.