McDermott + Bull has successfully placed Chris Kinne as Vice President of International Contracts at General Atomics. Chris will lead international contracts for one of the most prominent unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) names in the defense industry. Chris and his team will play a vital role in the company’s overall success, especially as it looks to expand its footprint in foreign military sales and direct sales to our nation’s allies.

Chris brings strong defense industry experience to General Atomics, having held contract leadership positions at both Northrop Grumman and Raytheon Technologies. In his most recent role, he served as the Head of Contracts and Supply Chain for a billion-dollar division, recently acquired from Raytheon by The Vertex Company.

General Atomics is a defense and diversified technologies company, founded in 1955 as a division of General Dynamics and acquired by the Blue family in 1986. General Atomics and affiliated companies operate on five continents and include General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. The company’s innovations have advanced the full spectrum of science and technology – from nuclear energy and defense to medicine and high-performance computing.  

This executive search was completed by McDermott + Bull Partners Jared Moriarty and Michael Finegold and Senior Executive Recruiter Alyssa Camire.