Exelis names Dr. Pamela Drew as president of its Information Systems business

  Exelis names Dr. Pamela Drew as president of its Information Systems

Business Wire

MCLEAN, Va. -- January 17, 2013

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

Before joining Exelis, Drew served as the senior vice president of Strategic
Capabilities 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 Administration.

Previously, she was sector vice president of business development for Northrop
Grumman’s 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 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 ballistic missiles.

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 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


ITT Exelis
B.J. Talley, 703-790-6349
Leah Lackey, 703-668-6234
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