ITA Welcomes Mark Honecker as President, ITA Global Security

ITA Welcomes Mark Honecker as President, ITA Global Security

October 14, 2019

Newport News, VA – ITA International is excited to welcome Mark Honecker to lead ITA Global Security (ITAGS) Business Unit as President. Honecker will provide executive leadership to the Operations Group and Marine Engineering Group.

“Mark Honecker joins ITA at a pivotal point in our growth and development into a middle market company” said CEO Mike Melo. “I am excited to bring Mark’s extensive experience to our leadership team to as we continue to develop and execute long-term strategy, he fulfills an important role on our Senior Leadership team to lead our organization to ‘cross the chasm’. As a new addition to the team, Mark brings a fresh perspective to our business, enhancing thought leadership throughout our entire organization.”

As ITA enters our second year of transformation from a mature small business to a middle market company, Honecker will be charged with developing innovative solution sets for a diverse group of government and commercial clients, and driving business growth to meet corporate goals for 2020 and beyond.

“I was fortunate to find this great opportunity to be part of something significant as ITA continues to grow in size and reputation. My decision to join the team was easy…ITA is a great company, with outstanding people people, providing world class support to those serving “In The Arena” who defend our freedom across the globe. Couldn’t be prouder than to call myself an ITAer!“

Prior to joining ITA, Honecker spent over 33 years in civilian service to the U.S. Navy. After a variety of experiences in the Pentagon, in September 1998, Mr. Honecker was appointed to the Senior Executive Service (SES) working for the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Fleet Readiness and Logistics) with collateral duties as the Chief of Naval Operations principal business transformation executive.  In April 2005, Mr. Honecker relocated to Norfolk to be the Deputy Commander, Naval Network Warfare Command.

Then, in May 2006, Mr. Honecker was selected to be the Executive Director/Chief of Staff U.S. Fleet Forces Command.  Mr. Honecker also served as the CNO’s Senior Navy Civilian.  He received a B.S. degree in both Business Administration and Economics, a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from The American University, has completed the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Seminar XXI program in Foreign Politics, International Relations and National Security and is a 2009 graduate of the Hampton Roads CIVIC Leadership Institute.

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