CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), today appointed Gerry Giudici as vice president and general manager of its AxleTech International subsidiary, reporting to Michael Mulligan, the company's president. Giudici succeeds Mary Petrovich, who has been the senior executive of AxleTech International since 2002. Petrovich is leaving the company for personal reasons. The appointment will be effective June 3.
Giudici joined AxleTech as vice president of business development in January 2006, and since then has been responsible for all original equipment and remanufacturing sales, as well as the company's marketing, alliances and contracting efforts. Giudici began his career in 1985, serving in finance and planning positions with General Motors. He then gained extensive international experience with TRW Automotive, AlliedSignal, Delphi and two private equity companies involved with automotive services before joining AxleTech. He has a bachelor's degree in industrial administration from General Motors Institute (now Kettering University) and a master's degree in business administration from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
"Gerry brings a wealth of market and product knowledge," said Mulligan, president of General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products. "I am confident Gerry has the leadership and business skills to develop AxleTech's global defense and commercial off-highway sectors."
Mulligan continued, "Mary has done a wonderful job of building AxleTech into the leading supplier of off-highway and specialty vehicle drivetrain systems and components. I appreciate her contributions to the company during AxleTech's integration into General Dynamics and wish her well in the future."
AxleTech employs about 950 people in five locations in the United States, France and Brazil. For more information about AxleTech International, please visit www.axletech.com.
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