Bob Klein, a vice president of engineering and global product development at Northrop Grumman‘s military aircraft systems division, has been inducted into the Long Island Technology Hall of Fame.
The LITHF’s hall of fame recognizes accomplishments of either historical figures or current leaders that have impacted Long Island in science and technology, Northrop said Thursday.
Klein is also a recipient of the Hammer Award from the vice president of the United States, the Program Management Award from the U.S. defense secretary and the Top Integrated Product Team Award from the defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics.
The 39-year company veteran leads engineers and technologists working on programs such as the B-2 bomber, E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, E-8C Joint STARS, EA-18G Growler, F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle and Next Generation Jammer.
He first joined Grumman Aerospace in 1974 on a scholarship, initially working on the F-14 assembly line and then becoming the F-14 chief engineer.