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C. R. Bard, Inc. Leadership

David F. Melcher

David F. Melcher

President and Chief Executive Officer of
Aerospace Industries Association

Lieutenant General (Ret.) Melcher is currently Chief Executive Officer and President of Aerospace Industries Association since June 2015.  Mr. Melcher served as Chief Executive Officer, President and member of the Board of Directors of Exelis Inc. from November 2011 until the merger of Exelis and Harris Corporation in May 2015.  Prior to that, Mr. Melcher served as President of ITT Defense & Information Solutions from December 2008 until the spin-off of Exelis Inc. from ITT in October 2011.  Mr. Melcher also served as Vice President of Strategy and Business Development for ITT Defense & Information Solutions from August 2008 to December 2008, following 32 years of distinguished service in the U.S. Army. He currently serves on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Aerospace Industries Association. 

Mr. Melcher has been a director of C. R. Bard, Inc. since January 2014 and is a member of the Audit Committee, the Compensation Committee and the Finance Committee.