25 Execs To Watch From The 2008 VARBusiness 500


#20

ITT Defense ElectronicsServices

2007 Revenue: $4.2 billion

Lead Executive: Hank Driesse, interim president of ITT Defense Electronics and Services

Driesse assumed his current position in April. He has 27 years of experience at the company, the bulk of which was spent in the defense industry, including five years at the helm of ITT's defense business from 2000 to 2005. During that period, Driesse drove significant growth initiatives and operational improvements, more than doubling the defense business revenue and tripling the segment's operating income. [READ MORE]