Thomas (Tom) Guy Cornwell, born May 17, 1955, is a life time St. Louis, Missouri resident, with 37 years experience in the worldwide defense market. He is currently Adjunct Professor with George Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology, Webster University. He is a retired Vice President / General Manager (VP/GM) of DRS Sustainment Systems, Inc., headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. DRS Sustainment Systems Inc. is one of the largest operating units within the DRS complement of companies. Mr. Cornwell assumed the VP/GM duties in October 2008, in conjunction with the acquisition and reorganization of DRS Technologies by Italian defense contractor Finmeccanica.
DRS Technologies is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Finmeccanica S.p.A., employing more than 70,000 people worldwide.
From October 2006, Mr. Cornwell was President of the DRS Sustainment Systems Business Segment, after serving for six months as Vice President / General Manager of the DRS Sustainment Systems small business unit, formerly part of the Sustainment Systems and Services Group. Before that, Mr. Cornwell served for five years as President and Chief Executive Officer of Engineered Air Systems, Inc. (EASI), a subsidiary of Engineered Support Systems, Inc. (ESSI), before DRS acquired that company on January 31, 2006.
Prior to becoming President and CEO of EASI in 2000, Mr. Cornwell served in various general management positions of increasing responsibility at Systems & Electronics, Inc., another ESSI subsidiary, for 24 years. He began with the company as a purchasing agent in 1974.
<span style="color: rgb(97, 97, 97); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18.0049991607666px;">Mr. </span>Cornwell<span style="color: rgb(97, 97, 97); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18.0049991607666px;"> holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy and a Masters in Business Administration from Southern Illinois University - </span>Edwardsville<span style="color: rgb(97, 97, 97); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18.0049991607666px;">. He is a Missouri registered pharmacist since 1978.</span></p>