Tom Goebelbecker has been promoted to Vice President of Sales for C4ISR Technologies, reporting directly to Mike DiBiase, Vice President C4ISR Technologies, the Company announced.
Goebelbecker succeeds Marvin Shoemake, who retired as Vice President of Sales for C4ISR Technologies after 12 years of service to General Dynamics and a Satellite Communications sales and management career that spanned more than 45 years.
In making the announcement, DiBiase said, "Marvin has achieved significant technical and managerial accomplishments in his career that have contributed to the growth and success of our business, enabling General Dynamics Mission Systems to attain and maintain a leading position in the ground-based satellite and wireless communications products and services market. His efforts and expertise have been instrumental in growing orders in this business area for more than a decade and he played a pivotal role in facilitating collaboration with other Mission Systems lines of business to bring revolutionary SATCOM products and capabilities to our military and government customers."
"We are thankful for Marvin's accomplishments and wish him and his family every success as he begins his well-deserved retirement."
"Tom Goebelbecker brings more than 25 years in technical sales, business operations and military service that equip him well for his new role," DiBiase added. "In 2013, he became senior director of regional sales and strategy for our international business, leading a team with regional account responsibilities for all territories outside of the Americas. Through his leadership, the team has met or exceeded annual bookings quotas for the past three years."
"Prior to that, Tom developed new business opportunities in commercial and military markets outside of the U.S., working closely with the SATCOM team in India to develop the Indian defense market and establish strategic ties. And as sales or business development director covering a variety of other markets before that, he established a consistent track record of meeting or exceeding planned bookings by developing and executing successful capture strategies and strengthening relationships with key customers," DiBiase said.
Goebelbecker came to General Dynamics through the 2004 acquisition of SATCOM Technologies, where he was Vice President of Sales for TriPoint Global's Gabriel brand of microwave antennas. Earlier in his career, following his service with the U.S. Navy, he held positions in product and quality engineering before becoming a national account manager for Alcatel's optical fiber division.
Goebelbecker holds a bachelor's degree in manufacturing engineering from Miami University (Ohio) where he was awarded the Arleigh Burke Military Scholarship for academic and military excellence. A subsequent graduate of the Navy Nuclear Power School, he served on the USS Augusta as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy and he is a qualified nuclear engineer on naval nuclear propulsion plants.
Goebelbecker lives in Hickory, North Carolina, with his wife, Liz and their six children.