David J. Nieuwsma

Dave Nieuwsma is senior vice president, Information Management Services (IMS) and an Executive Officer for Rockwell Collins. Appointed to this position in April 2016, Dave is responsible for leading the IMS business, which includes a broad range of offerings including aviation network services and ground systems, flight support and communications services and information processing. IMS was formed as a direct result of Rockwell Collins acquiring ARINC, Incorporated in December 2013.

Prior to his current role, Dave was the vice president, Government Systems Strategy and Business Development for Rockwell Collins. His responsibilities included leading the company’s marketing and sales organization. He also served as vice president and general manager of Airborne Solutions for Rockwell Collins where he had full responsibility for profit and loss, customer relationship management, program execution, and new business pursuits for the Airborne Solutions business portfolio.

Dave has been at Rockwell Collins since 1991, serving in multiple leadership roles across the company’s commercial and government systems business. He served as director, Product Line Management; senior director, Army/Navy Integrated Systems Engineering; senior director, Air Force Programs; and senior director, Tanker/Transport Solutions. In May 2010, Dave was appointed as vice president and general manager, Mobility and Rotary Wing Solutions.

Dave began his career in 1986 as an acquisition project officer assigned to the Ballistic Systems Division of Air Force Systems Command located at Norton Air Force Base, Calif.

Dave holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from the United States Air Force Academy, a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Chapman College, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Iowa.