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ITT Exelis names Chris Tucker vice president, International Government Relations

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ITT Exelis names Chris Tucker vice president, International Government Relations

ITT Exelis names Chris Tucker vice president, International Government Relations

MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has appointed retired U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Christopher Tucker vice president, International Government Relations for the global aerospace, defense and information services company.

“Chris’ decades of experience in the U.S. Army will provide us a better understanding of the needs of one of our most important customers at a pivotal time”

Tucker will be responsible for the development and oversight of international strategy. He will establish and maintain relationships at the senior level of the U.S. Department of Defense, military service staffs, government agencies, and international attachés. He will also be a primary source for coordinating and interfacing with these customers for sales worldwide.

Tucker will provide Exelis with competitive intelligence and political risk analysis information from industry associations, government agencies, and diplomatic contacts. He will assist the company’s business divisions with export license proviso appeals and coordinate with U.S. government regulatory agencies to enable timely export of Exelis products.

“Chris’ decades of experience in the U.S. Army will provide us a better understanding of the needs of one of our most important customers at a pivotal time,” said Bob E. Durbin, vice president of Government Relations at Exelis. “His deep program management and strategy experience and his understanding of doing business globally will help Exelis expand its international footprint. We are thrilled to have him on our team.”

Tucker joins Exelis after more than 32 years of distinguished service with the U.S. Army as a recognized leader within the defense community. Most recently, Tucker was the commander of the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command where he served as the senior leader executing the Security Assistance and Foreign Military Sales Programs. In the past, Tucker held roles such as program manager, Saudi Arabian National Guard Modernization Program, and commander of the Army’s Operational Test Command. Tucker has a bachelor’s of science degree in business administration from The Citadel Military College of South Carolina and two masters degrees in military art and science from the Command and General Staff College and the School of Advanced Military Studies.

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. ITT 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. For more information, visit www.exelisinc.com.

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