David F. Melcher
Lieutenant General (Ret) David F. Melcher serves as the Chairman of embecta, and was an Independent Director at Becton, Dickinson & Company (BD) from 2018-22, and at CR Bard Corporation (Bard) from 2014-2017. He also currently serves as an Independent Director at the United Services Automobile Association (USAA) and is on the Board of Managers for GM Defense, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of GM Corporation. He was also a former Lead Director of Cubic Corporation, a defense and transportation company that was bought by Veritas Capital in 2021.
In December 2017, LTG Melcher retired as President and Chief Executive Officer of Aerospace Industries Association, a trade association representing major aerospace and defense manufacturers and suppliers, a position he had held since 2015. From 2011 to 2015, he served as Chief Executive Officer, President and a director of Exelis Inc. (Exelis), a global aerospace defense, information and technology services company. Exelis, which was bought by Harris Corporation in 2015, was formerly a division of ITT Corporation that LTG Melcher led for three years before being spun off as a public company in 2011.
A graduate of both West Point and Harvard Business School, LTG Melcher provided over 32 years of distinguished service in the U.S. Army, having commanded in both light and heavy divisions, as Commander of the US Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division, and as the Army’s Deputy Chief of Staff for Programs.