Antonio Bueno has taken over responsibilities as president of General Dynamics European
Land Systems (GDELS), replacing Alfonso Ramonet, who has retired.
Ramonet joined GDELS Santa Bárbara Sistemas in 1990. He was appointed managing
director of Santa Bárbara Sistemas in 2006 and promoted to chief operations officer of GDELS
in 2010. Since December 2011, Ramonet has served as president of GDELS and vice
president of General Dynamics. Under Ramonet’s leadership, GDELS focused on the One
Company culture and Operations Excellence. He integrated a collection of sites into a unified
business with a joint engineering, marketing, production, and human resources strategy and
expanded GDELS’s home market footprint to seven countries.
Ramonet said: “Antonio Bueno and I have been working together since 2005. He is a highly
skilled professional who knows the GDELS organization very well and has earned its full
respect. He, supported by the GDELS team, will do an excellent job and continue serving our
customers and all stakeholders”.
Bueno has been vice president Finance, Information Technology and chief financial officer of
GDELS since June 2019, after serving as vice president, Armoured Vehicles & Artillery, and
managing director of GDELS Santa Bárbara Sistemas. He holds a degree in Business
Administration and Management from the University of Oviedo and completed the Executive
Development Program at the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago.
“I thank Alfonso Ramonet for his vision and leadership and look forward to capturing new
opportunities with our formidable GDELS team. Together we shall further strengthen our
unique position as a transatlantic partner in Europe by reliably and compellingly supporting our
customers and partners with evermore innovative military mobility solutions”, said Bueno.