Vice President, ITT Corporation
President, ITT Defense and Information Solutions
Lieutenant General (Ret.) David F. Melcher is President of ITT Defense and Information Solutions, ITT’s portfolio of businesses serving the defense and aerospace markets. He is also a corporate Vice President and a member of the company’s Strategic Council.
He joined ITT Defense in August 2008 as Vice President of Strategy and Business Development, where he was responsible for continuing to shape ITT Defense into an increasingly market-centric, customer-focused organization by leading domestic and international business development teams. ITT is a top 10 U.S. defense contractor providing essential defense and security systems, advanced technologies and operational services for military and civilian customers.
Melcher joined ITT following 32 years of distinguished service in the United States Army. His career was highlighted by troop assignments in Infantry and Armored divisions and high-level military leadership and staff positions. He served as the Army’s Military Deputy for Budget and Deputy Chief of Staff for Programs in the Pentagon, and as Commander of the Corps of Engineers – Southwestern Division in Dallas, Texas. He has more than 20 years of defense community experience in program management, strategy development and finance, working with key decision makers within the Army, Department of Defense, Office of Management and Budget, and Congress.
Melcher holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and two masters’ degrees, including one in business administration from Harvard University and another in public administration from Shippensburg University.
He is a former White House Fellow who currently serves on the Board of Directors of the White House Fellowship Association, and is a registered professional engineer in the State of New Hampshire.