Dawn Archer

Director of Production Planning and Control and Aerostructures Operations Manager
General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems







Dawn has worked for over 35 years in manufacturing, has seen many changes at her company, displays flexibility and determination, is detail oriented, has great personal drive, and is a valued member of the General Dynamics team.

Her nominator, Jamie Maas, said “Dawn leads by example in every facet of the business. She is keenly aware that she has a role as a manufacturing leader on the shop floor as well as a role as a manufacturing leader among the entire site leadership. She strives to build an effective rapport with everyone she meets and has earned the respect and admiration of her colleagues. Additionally, Dawn goes the extra mile to utilize her influence to recognize and encourage the personal and professional growth of women at GD-OTS Marion Operations.”