FALLS CHURCH, Va. – General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) today announced that Howard A. Rubel has been elected a vice president of the corporation and appointed as vice president of Investor Relations, effective January 2, 2018. Rubel will report to Phebe N. Novakovic, chief executive officer and chairman of General Dynamics.


“Howard brings a wealth of experience from the investment community and has a deep understanding of the aerospace and defense industry,” said Novakovic. “He’s a valuable addition to our leadership team.”


Rubel has been a managing director, Investment Research, for Jefferies since 2004, leading the aerospace and defense industries research group. Prior to this, he held similar senior positions with Schwab Soundview Capital Markets; Goldman, Sachs & Co.; and C.J. Lawrence, Morgan Grenfell. Rubel earned a bachelor’s degree from Washington and Lee University and a master’s degree in management from Northwestern University.