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Leidos’ Mike Chagnon and Tim Freeman Take on New Roles in Leadership Reorganization

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Leidos has selected company veteran Mike Chagnon as deputy defense group president, a role he previously held before transitioning into the airborne solutions operations manager position in 2020.

Tim Freeman, formerly senior vice president for business development and strategy for Leidos subsidiary Dynetics, will succeed Chagnon as airborne solutions operations manager, the Reston, Virginia-based organization shared with ExecutiveGov on Tuesday.

“I am eager to assume the role of deputy group president to help the Defense Group achieve new heights in 2023 and beyond. I look forward to continuing to focus on supporting our customers’ critical missions by delivering innovative and transformative solutions across the enterprise,” Chagnon commented.

Chagnon has spent over three decades with Leidos, beginning as senior vice president and operations manager of the company’s Mission Systems Integration Operation, where he directed a large team focused on hardware and software development, systems engineering and integration, modeling and simulation and geospatial product development in support of command and control, maritime and live-virtual-constructive training systems.

In his earlier position as president of the former advanced solutions group, Chagnon supervised over 2,700 scientists and engineers and assisted with the creation of the Leidos Software Factory.

Freeman joined Leidos in 2018 as senior vice president of business development and strategy for the company’s defense sector.

“I am excited to be back with the Defense Group to lead one of the most dynamic teams in the company. With top-notch facilities and highly skilled workforce, this team delivers full-service aviation mission, support, integration, and maintenance capabilities,” said Freeman.

Prior to joining Leidos, Freeman held multiple leadership roles at Raytheon centered around profit and loss and business development responsibilities. During his time with the organization, he progressed upward into the role of business development executive, where he oversaw Raytheon IIS, Mission Support and Modernization, a product line valued at $1.2 billion annually.

Before entering the private sector, Freeman served in the U.S. Air Force for 27 years, where he held positions spanning engineering, flight testing, program management and acquisition.

Alongside these leadership changes, Tom Dove, the current deputy group president, will retire.

Leidos is sponsoring the Potomac Officers Club’s 4th Annual CIO Summit, which will host top industry CIO’s to discuss IT problems and solutions on April 13. To learn more and register for the event, please visit the Potomac Officers Club events page.

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