|[January 17, 2013]
Exelis names Dr. Pamela Drew as president of its Information Systems business
MCLEAN, Va. --(Business Wire)--
Exelis Inc. (NYSE: XLS) has appointed Dr.
Pamela Drew as president of its Information Systems business area,
based in Herndon, Va. Drew replaces Mike Wilson, who is retiring from
the company, effective March 31, 2013.
In her new role, Drew will be responsible for leading the effort to
apply the world-class engineering and science talent Exelis has in
system development, networking, radio frequency communications and
information systems. Her team will provide capabilities for critical
missions that include defense and intelligence systems, air traffic
management, space and earth science, and homeland defense.
"Pam has both extensive experience and deeply-rooted customer
relationships in our key markets of aviation, cybersolutions and space,"
said David F. Melcher, chief executive officer and president of Exelis
Inc. "She is an exceptional leader with a proven track record in
creating new business opportunities, which will enhance our
competitiveness and continue to drive value for our customers."
Before joining Exelis, Drew served as the senior vice president of
Strategic Capabilitie and Technology at TASC, Inc., leading a team that
provided systems engineering and integration, cybersecurity, financial
and business analytics, and test and evaluation solutions to address
intelligence, defense and federal-civilian customer needs. In an earlier
role at TASC, Drew led the Enterprise Systems business unit that served
defense and federal civil agencies including the Federal Aviation
Previously, she was sector vice president of business development for
Northrop Grumman's (News - Alert) Mission Systems sector, leading strategy and business
capture of significant Command, Control, Communications, Computers,
Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance systems for defense,
intelligence and homeland security customers worldwide.
Drew also served as vice president and general manager for Boeing's (News - Alert)
Integrated Defense and Security Solutions organization, where she led
strategy and business generation in the homeland and global security,
civil, and commercial markets. She was vice president and general
manager of Boeing's Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence,
Surveillance and Reconnaissance Solutions organization. Notably, she led
significant airborne ISR programs including the Airborne Warning and
Control System and 737 Airborne Early Warning and Control business;
transformational communications programs such as Joint Tactical Radio
Systems; and navigation and guidance systems for intercontinental
Drew received a bachelor's degree in mathematics from the University of
Colorado, Boulder, where she also completed her doctorate and master's
degree in computer science.
About ITT (News - Alert) Exelis
ITT Exelis is a diversified, top-tier global aerospace, defense and
information solutions company with strong positions in enduring and
emerging global markets. Exelis is a leader in networked communications,
sensing and surveillance, electronic warfare, navigation, air traffic
solutions and information systems with growing positions in cyber
security, composite aerostructures, logistics and technical services.
The company has a 50-year legacy of innovation and technology expertise,
partnering with customers worldwide to deliver affordable,
mission-critical products and services for managing global threats,
conflicts and complexities. Headquartered in McLean, Va., the company
employs about 20,500 people and generated 2011 sales of $5.8 billion. www.exelisinc.com
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