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David Whitaker

David Whitaker

CIO - General Dynamics, OTS


David Whitaker is Chief Information Officer for General Dynamics, Ordnance and Tactical Systems (OTS). 

In this position, Mr. Whitaker is responsible for overseeing the enterprise security posture, IT strategy, development and implementation of all technology initiatives for General Dynamics OTS.  In his current role, he is responsible for digital transformation and providing a standard ERP platform that unifies and optimizes business processes leveraging, IIoT to automate manufacturing processes. 

Mr. Whitaker has 20 years of technology leadership experience in various industries.  He joined General Dynamics OTS following a three-year tenure with Avintiv, where he served as VP of Global Information Services.  In that role, he led all aspects of the technology supporting Avintiv’s global commercial manufacturing operations and enabled the rapid integration of multiple global acquisitions increasing revenue from $1B to $3B in 18 months.

Prior to Avintiv, Mr. Whitaker was the CIO for General Dynamics ATP.  In addition to his role as CIO, he served in various IT and Engineering leadership roles at General Dynamics C4 Systems, Motorola and Martin Marietta.  Throughout his career, Mr. Whitaker has been instrumental at transforming legacy IT organizations into vital business partners creating business value for the enterprise

Mr. Whitaker has a BSCompSci from California State University, East Bay and a MBA in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix.