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Antonio Bueno has been appointed president of General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS), the company announced on 11 April 2023. Bueno replaces Alfonso Ramonet, who has retired.

Bueno has been vice president Finance, Information Technology and chief financial officer of GDELS since June 2019 after serving as vice president, Armoured Vehicles & Artillery, and managing director of GDELS Santa Bárbara Sistemas. He holds a degree in Business Administration and Management from the University of Oviedo and completed the Executive Development Program at the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago.

Ramonet joined GDELS Santa Bárbara Sistemas in 1990. He was appointed managing director of Santa Bárbara Sistemas in 2006 and promoted to chief operations officer of GDELS in 2010. Since December 2011 Ramonet has served as president of GDELS and vice president of General Dynamics.

Under Ramonet’s leadership, GDELS focused on the ‘One Company’ culture. He integrated a collection of sites into a unified business with a joint engineering, marketing, production, and human resources strategy and expanded GDELS’ home market footprint to seven countries. Ramonet said:

“Antonio Bueno and I have been working together since 2005,” said Ramonet. “He is a highly skilled professional who knows the GDELS organisation very well and has earned its full respect. He, supported by the GDELS team, will do an excellent job and continue serving our customers and all stakeholders”.

Bueno was quoted as saying, “I thank Alfonso Ramonet for his vision and leadership and look forward to capturing new opportunities with our formidable GDELS team. Together we shall further strengthen our unique position as a transatlantic partner in Europe by reliably and compellingly supporting our customers and partners with evermore innovative military mobility solutions.”

Peter Felstead