Press Release

ITT Space Systems appoints Edward Kelly as director of image information solutions for tactical development

By SpaceRef Editor
June 26, 2009
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ROCHESTER, N.Y. June 26, 2009 – ITT Corporation announced that Edward N. Kelly has joined ITT Space Systems Division as director of image information solutions for tactical development. He will be responsible for assessing business trends and customer requirements along with identifying and helping capture new business for the Image Information Solutions business unit.

Prior to joining ITT, Kelly served as a U.S. Naval Officer, eventually carrying out his last tour of duty with the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) by directing and developing cutting edge technologies and their insertion into the overhead collection architecture.

Kelly has 22 years of experience including leading and managing a wide range of Intelligence and Department of Defense groups that focused on improving support to their respective communities. Kelly served as director of the ISR Center, and recently worked as collection manager and deputy force cryptologist for the Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command before starting with ITT Defense as a program manager at their Advanced Engineering and Sciences Division.

Kelly received a master’s degree in technology management from the University of Maryland and a bachelor’s degree in physics from Jacksonville University, as well as a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Georgia Tech.

“As we continue to expand our space business, Ed’s expertise will prove to be an incredibly valued asset,” said Chris Young, president of ITT Space Systems Division. “We are excited to have him on our team.”

ITT’s Space Systems Division, headquartered in Rochester, N.Y., provides innovative remote sensing and navigation solutions to customers in the Department of Defense, intelligence, space science and commercial aerospace to help them visualize and understand critical events happening on Earth, in the air, or in space in time to take effective action. Leveraging comprehensive capabilities, ITT’s solutions span from image and data collection through processing and dissemination. Key applications include high-resolution commercial imaging; space science; climate and environmental monitoring; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; GPS navigation; image and data processing and dissemination; and space control and missile defense.

About ITT Corporation

ITT Corporation ( 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 generated 2008 sales of $11.7 billion.

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