James Mellor

Immediate Past Chair

Bio: 

James Mellor is currently the Chairman of USEC Inc. (a global energy company) and previously served as their Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. He retired as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of General Dynamics Corporation in 1997. Previously he was with Hughes Aircraft Company and Litton Industries. While at Hughes, and in his first years at Litton, he received numerous patents relating to digital computing technology. He has also authored more than 30 articles in national and international publications covering a wide range of management and technical subjects. Mr. Mellor graduated from the University of Michigan in 1952 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics. He was awarded a Master of Science degree from the same University in 1953. He presently serves on Boards of Directors of the Scripps Research Institute, the Max Plank Institute, Materia, Inc. and Greenzone, Inc. He is the Chairman of Reunify, Inc. He previously served on the boards of Pinkerton, Inc., Computer Sciences Corporation, Kerr Manufacturing, Inc., IDT, Inc., Net-2-Phone, Inc., Bergen Brunswick Corporation, Inc., Howmet, Inc., and as Chairman of AmerisourceBergen Corporation. He is presently on the Board of Trustees of the University of California- Irvine, the National Museum of American History, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Board of Trustees of Ford Theater in Washington, D.C. Mr. Mellor and his wife Suzanne have three married children, nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.