Director of Global Supply
Chain Management, GDLS
George Hawke, Director of Global Supply Chain Management at General Dynamics Land Systems
George Hawke serves as the director of global supply chain management at General Dynamics Land Systems, a designer and manufacturer of tracked and wheeled military equipment.
GDLS’ portfolio includes the Abrams main battle tank, Stryker interim armored vehicle, light armored vehicles, specialty vehicles and autonomous systems, according to the company’s website.
Hawke has over 35 years of experience in supply chain management. In his current role, he is responsible for directing GDLS’ strategies for global supplier engagement, commodity management, supplier segmentation and supplier relationship management, according to his LinkedIn profile.
He plays a leadership role in modernizing the company’s materials requirements planning processes.
Hawke said he also represents GDLS as a member of the Aerospace Industrial Association Supply Chain Management Council Executive Committee and the General Dynamics Corporate Supply Chain Management Council.
He previously served as director of supply chain management, responsible for the procurement and subcontracting for several GDLS business systems.
From 1982 to 2007, he held a variety of managerial and contracting roles at GDLS, later being promoted to director for supply chain for business processes and systems.
Hawke earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Detroit and a bachelor’s degree in business management from Northern Michigan University.
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