ITT Names Robert Ellis Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Dec. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- ITT Corporation announced it has named Robert L. (Bob) Ellis as its Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer. In this role, Ellis, 56, will lead ITT's Inclusion & Diversity Center of Excellence, a global initiative designed to foster an inclusive employee environment that draws value from the diverse backgrounds and talents of its workforce. He succeeds Usha Wright , ITT's first inclusion and diversity officer, who is retiring.

Ellis brings more than 25 years experience to this role. He joins ITT from Northrop Grumman, where he established the strategic diversity function for its Electronic Systems & Integration Division and served as head of strategic diversity for the Integrated Systems Sector for eight years. Ellis will report to Scott Crum , senior vice president and director of global human resources for ITT.

"Bob is a proven leader who brings to ITT a track record for helping organizations create more diverse and inclusive employee environments. We're pleased to add Bob's experience and expertise to our team and expect his leadership will take this important work to the next level," said Steve Loranger , ITT's chairman, president and chief executive officer.

In conjunction with this change, ITT also named Tomas Leal , 54, and Amy Taney , 34, to two newly created positions supporting the Inclusion & Diversity Center of Excellence. Leal joins ITT as director of Global Inclusion & Diversity based in Basingstoke, England. He will help integrate global inclusion and diversity strategies within ITT's international facilities. Leal brings to ITT more than 14 years of global experience and joins from BP, where he most recently served as regional diversity and inclusion manager for Africa , the Middle East , Russia and the Caspian regions. Taney, who has 12 years of service with ITT, was named manager of Inclusion & Diversity for North America . In this role, she will work closely with leaders across the United States , Canada and Mexico to develop inclusion and diversity programs for these regions. Both Leal and Taney will report to Bob Ellis .

About ITT Corporation

ITT Corporation ( supplies advanced technology products and services in several growth markets. ITT is a global leader in water and fluid transport, treatment and control technology. The company plays a vital role in international security with communications and electronics products; space surveillance and intelligence systems; and advanced engineering and services. It also serves a number of growing markets-including marine, transportation and aerospace-with a wide range of motion and flow control technologies. Headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., the company employs approximately 35,000 people and generated $7.8 billion in 2006 sales.

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