Exelis Names TASC, Northrop Vet Pamela Drew Info Systems Lead; David Melcher Comments

Pamela Drew
Pamela Drew

ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has appointed Dr. Pamela Drew president of the information systems business area, effective March 31.

Mike Wilson
Mike Wilson

The company said she will succeed the retiring Mike Wilson and lead an area focused on system development, networking and radio frequency communications.

Drew’s team will be responsible for developing products in defense and intelligence systems, air traffic management, space and earth science and homeland defense.

David Melcher, president and CEO of Exelis, said Drew brings to the company both experience and customer relationships in the aviation, cyber and space markets.

David Melcher
David Melcher

Before joining Exelis, Drew served as senior vice president of strategic capabilities and technology at TASC and led a team that provided systems engineering, integration, cybersecurity, financial and business analytics and test and evaluation services to intelligence, defense and civilian customers.

Prior to that role, she led the enterprise systems business unit and worked with defense and civilian agencies such as the Federal Aviation Administration.

Before TASC, she served as sector VP for business development at Northrop Grumman’s (NYSE: NOC) mission systems sector and was responsible for leading strategy and business capture of C4ISR business (command, control, communications, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) in the defense, intelligence and homeland security markets.

She has also served as VP and general manager at Boeing’s (NYSE: BA) integrated defense and security solutions organization and was responsible for generating business and strategy in the homeland defense, global security, civil and commercial markets.

Previously, she served as VP and GM for the company’s C4ISR solution organization and led the Airborne Warning and Control System, 737 Airborne Early Warning and Control and Joint Tactical Radio Systems programs.

She also led programs developing navigation and guidance systems for intercontinental ballistic missiles.

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