COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Dec. 14, 2011 – ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has appointed Chuck Anderson vice president and director of strategic initiatives for its Colorado Springs-based Mission Systems business area.
A retired Army general officer, Anderson, 53, will serve as the integrating official responsible for executing and delivering on a centralized portfolio of projects reflecting the division’s strategic priorities. Based in Colorado Springs, he will report to Ken Hunzeker, president of the Mission Systems division of Exelis.
“Chuck Anderson served the Army with distinction for nearly 32 years and retired as a major general,” said Hunzeker. “He brings an intimate knowledge of the operating requirements for our military and government customers. We are pleased to welcome him to this important position.”
Anderson holds a bachelor’s degree from the United States Military Academy, as well as master’s degrees in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College; physical education from Indiana University; systems management from the University of Southern California; and business administration from Long Island University.
"I’m looking forward to directing strategic initiatives for Mission Systems,” said Anderson. “Exelis is providing essential services to the nation’s war fighters, and as a former soldier, I’m pleased to be joining a team that takes such great pride in providing that support.”
The Mission Systems division of ITT Exelis is a global leader in providing service, support and logistics for U.S. government facilities, vehicles, equipment, ranges, communication networks and information systems.
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 21,000 people and generated 2010 revenue of $5.9 billion. www.exelisinc.com