|David Melcher, AIA CEO. Photo: Exelis
[Avionics Today 06-05-2015] The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) has announced David F. Melcher will step up as its president and chief executive officer, effective June 8, 2015.
“Dave is an exceptional leader who, with his balance of corporate and military experience, brings an outstanding record of executive achievement to AIA,” said AIA Chairman and President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Aviation, David L. Joyce.
Most recently, Melcher was CEO and president of Exelis, which has since been acquired by Harris Corp. In this role, he served four years as a member of AIA’s Executive and Finance Committees.
“Our nation currently faces a number of critical global challenges and we must have a strong, vibrant aerospace and defense industry to keep our men and women in uniform safe and successful on the battlefield, ensure that more than two million airline passengers travel safely and efficiently every day, and enable humankind to explore the frontiers of space,” Melcher said.