BAE Systems on Wednesday said that Jeremy Tondreault has been named as the new president of the Platforms & Services operating segment effective Jan. 4, succeeding Guy Montminy who plans to retire in 2021.

Platforms & Services, which is based in Northern Virginia and has about 12,000 employees worldwide, is one of three sectors making up BAE Systems, Inc., the U.S.-based division of Britain’s BAE Systems. The sector has operations in the U.S., United Kingdom and Sweden and develops and manufactures tracked and wheeled armored vehicles, maritime and land gun systems, precision-guided weapons and munitions, explosives and propellants, and provides life-cycle support, training and sustainment services.

Tondreault has been with BAE for 25 years, most recently as vice president and general manager of the Combat Mission Systems business. He has also served as vice president of Operations in BAE Systems, Inc.’s Electronic Systems sector. Other roles at BAE have included program management, operations, and engineering and line management.

“Jeremy’s strong leadership of our combat vehicle portfolio, experience ramping up production lines, and deep expertise in operations and program management have positioned him as the right choice to advance the sector’s performance and continue driving operational excellence for our customers,” Tom Arseneault, president and CEO of BAE Systems, Inc., said in a statement.

Montminy will remain with the company as a legacy fellow until he retires.