Executive Profile: Dave Melcher of ITT Defense & Information Solutions

Dave Melcher
Dave Melcher

Dave Melcher is senior vice president of ITT Defense & Information Solutions. He joined ITT in 2008 as vice president of strategy and business development for defense. He was named president of ITT’s defense business and elected a corporate vice president later that year.

Before joining ITT, Melcher held a variety of roles during his 32 years of 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 with members of the United States Congress.

Melcher holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, a master’s degrees in business administration from Harvard University and a master’s degree in public administration from Shippensburg University.

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