Mark H. Ronald
Mark Ronald is a management consultant specializing in strategy development and implementation, organizational alignment and leadership development.
Mr. Ronald retired from BAE Systems in December 2006 where he held the positions of Chief Operating Officer and member of the Board of Directors for BAE Systems plc, a $25 billion global aerospace and defense company; and President and Chief Executive Officer of BAE Systems Inc., the Company’s wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary. He was responsible for building a business which grew to over $10 Billion in revenue with 45,000 employees in the United States, United Kingdom, Sweden, Israel and South Africa.
Prior to joining BAE Systems, Mr. Ronald was President of AEL Industries in Lansdale, PA. He previously spent ten years with Litton Industries, Amecon Division, College Park, Md, rising to the position of Vice President, Program Management.
Mr. Ronald is a Senior Advisor to Veritas Capital participating in M&A and Management oversight. He serves on the Board of Directors of ATK (Alliant Techsystems Inc.), Cobham plc and DynCorp International, Inc. He serves on the US Department of Defense Business Board
Mr. Ronald holds the Honorary Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE), awarded in recognition of the services he has rendered to furthering closer transatlantic cooperation in the U.S.-U.K. defense industries. He was honored by the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation with the Semper Fidelis Award for his efforts in support of the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. He was awarded The Curtis Sword Award by Aviation Week and Space Technology in recognition of his leadership in the Anglo-American aerospace industry.
Mr. Ronald is a graduate of Bucknell University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He received his Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Polytechnic Institute of New York and currently serves on its Board of Trustees. He has received the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award from both institutions.
Mr. Ronald is an active member of the community participating in educational, civic and charitable organizations.