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McLean, VA, United States, 2010/10/04 - ITT Corporation (NYSE: ITT) announced the appointment of Kenneth W. Hunzeker as vice president of government relations for the company's Defense and Information Solutions segment, based in McLean, VA. NYSE: ITT
In this leadership role, Hunzeker, 58, will be responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships at the senior level of the U.S. Department of Defense, military service staffs and government agencies and be a focal point for coordinating a technical interface with these customers. He will also build productive and effective relationships with members of Congress and Congressional committees and their staffs in order to provide guidance on proposed legislation and regulation issues that have an impact on ITT Defense programs. Additionally, he will be responsible for supporting long-range marketing strategy and business planning. Hunzeker will report to David F. Melcher, president of ITT Defense and Information Solutions.
"Ken has extensive defense community experience in program management, strategy development and finance and has worked with key decision makers within the United States Army, Department of Defense, Office of Management and Budget, and Congress for many years," said Melcher. "His depth of understanding our customers and his strategic awareness of how the defense space is evolving will be invaluable assets as ITT looks to grow in the future."
Before joining ITT, Hunzeker had a 35-year career in the United States Army where he held a variety of senior leadership roles, rising to the rank of lieutenant general. Most recently, he served as Deputy Commander, United States Forces Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was also the Commanding General of V Corps in United States Army Europe and the Seventh Army in Germany. During a previous tour in Iraq, he commanded the Civilian Police Assistance Transition Team responsible for training and equipping more than 400,000 Iraqi security forces. He has also commanded the First Infantry Division in United States Army Europe and Seventh Army and served as the Vice Director for Force Structure, Resources and Assessment (J-8) on the Joint Staff in the Pentagon.
He received a master's degree in System Technology (Command, Control and Communications) from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif. and also has a master's degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from National Defense University in Washington, D.C. He received his bachelor's degree from the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.
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ITT Corporation (itt.com) is a high-technology engineering and manufacturing company operating on all seven continents in three vital markets: water and fluids management, global defense and security, and motion and flow control. With a heritage of innovation, ITT partners with its customers to deliver extraordinary solutions that create more livable environments, provide protection and safety and connect our world. Headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., the company reported 2009 revenue of $10.9 billion.
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