Vecchiolla Takes the Helm at VT Systems
ST Engineering announced the appointment of Tom Vecchiolla as President & CEO (Designate) of its US Headquarters, VT Systems. He will take over as President & CEO from General (Ret.) John Coburn on 1 December 2018, who will relinquish his CEO position but remain as non-executive Chairman of VT Systems.
Gen. Coburn has been at the helm VT Systems for 17 years since it was set up in 2001 to support the Group’s overseas expansion. Today, the US is the Group’s single largest market outside of Singapore, with operating companies and major operations in 16 cities, contributing more than 20% to Group revenue.
Vecchiolla brings with him a wealth of experience in the defence industry, with 17 years in the private sector and 24 years in the public and military sector. Prior to joining VT Systems, he founded his consultancy firm based in Washington D.C. to provide senior advisory services for global aerospace and defence clients. From 2002 to 2017, Tom was with Raytheon Company, where he held several executive management positions in business development & strategy as well as sales & marketing. His last position was President, Raytheon International, Inc., where he oversaw the international sales and marketing efforts for more than 80 nations globally, and spearheaded market expansion into significant markets as well. He also held various business development leadership roles, strategy and competitive capture positions, driving the top line and market development for a wide variety of defence and security programmes both within the US and globally.
Vecchiolla holds a Master of Science in Systems Management from the University of Southern California and Bachelor of Science from the US Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland.