David F. Melcher
Aerospace Industries Association
David F. Melcher is president and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association. Following a 32-year career in the U.S. Army, Lieutenant General (Ret.) Melcher joined AIA from Exelis Inc., where he was CEO and president. As AIA president and CEO, Melcher chairs the International Coordinating Council of Aerospace Industries Associations and is the industry’s representative to the International Civil Aviation Organization. Melcher also sits on FAA’s NextGen Advisory Committee, providing advice for the nation’s aviation modernization efforts.