- Academy Member Profiles
Year Inducted / Awarded: 2017
Member Award: Academy of Distinguished Engineers
Dave Zack is currently the Vice President of United States Government Defense Systems and Services (DSS). Mr. Zack is responsible for $3 Billion in annual sales across all U. S. Government military production and sustainment programs. He also serves as the primary interface between Sikorsky and the U. S. Government for all product line activities, including Marine One Presidential Helicopter Executive Transport mission and foreign military sales. Mr. Zack is also responsible for expanding the BLACK HAWK and Navalhawk platforms globally, as well as developing future technology upgrades and sustainment needs of U. S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard customers. Mr. Zack has over 23 years of engineering research, development, operations and program management experience. He graduated from the University of Connecticut with a B.S. in Electrical and Systems Engineering in 1994 and Albertus Magnus College with an M.B.A. Formerly, Mr. Zack was the Chief Engineer for Defense Systems and Services. Prior to this position, he was the Director of Maritime Military Programs. In this role, Mr. Zack had full fiscal responsibility for the U.S. and International Naval Hawk product lines, as well as the U.S. Marine Corps Presidential Helicopter Executive Transport mission consisting of the VH-60N and VH-3D platforms. Previous Sikorsky positions include the Director of the CH-53K Heavy Lift Program. In this role, Mr. Zack was responsible for a $3.5 Billion System Development and Demonstration Program.