Northrop Grumman addresses the most challenging issues in space, aeronautics, defense, and cyberspace to fulfill the ever-changing needs of its customers worldwide. The company’s workforce uses science, technology, and engineering daily to design and deliver innovative systems, services, and products.
About Northrop Grumman Corporation
Northrop Grumman Corporation is an American multinational aerospace and defense technology business. With over $30 billion in annual revenue and 90,000 employees, it is one of the world’s leading weapons manufacturers and distributors of military technologies. Additionally, Northrop Grumman ranked No. 101 on the Fortune 500 list of the largest American corporations for 2022.
Who are the Founders of Northrop Grumman Corporation?
The founders below were among the many visionaries who established the Northrop Grumman Corporation’s framework as we know it today:
- Jack Northrop (Northrop)
- Thomas V. Jones (Northrop)
- Kent Kresa (Northrop)
- Leroy Grumman (Grumman)
- Walter Evans (Westinghouse)
- Claude F. King (Logicon)
- T. Claude Ryan (Ryan Aeronautical)
- Charles “Tex” Thornton (Litton Industries)
- Simon Ramo (TRW)
- Dean Wooldridge (TRW)
- Burt Rutan (Scaled Composites)
- David W. Thompson (Orbital ATK)
Where is Northrop Grumman Corporate Headquarters?
The company is headquartered at 2980 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church, VA 22042.
What Industries Does Northrop Grumman Corporation Serve?
Below are the industries that Northrop Grumman Corporation serves:
Northrop Grumman Corporation Leadership Team
Meet the Northrop Grumman leaders and executives behind the company’s successful ventures.
Kathy Warden, Chair, Chief Executive Officer, and President, Northrop Grumman Corporation
Kathy Warden has been elected to Northrop’s Board of Directors in 2018. At the beginning of 2019, she began assuming the role of Chief Executive Officer and President of Northrop Grumman. Around the same year, she was elected as the Chair of the Board of Directors.
Warden is known for her expertise in operational leadership and business development in both government and commercial markets. Before assuming her current position as CEO and President, Warden has been in charge of operational management in all sectors of the business as Chief Operating Officer. She has also taken the lead in the integration of Northrop Grumman’s Orbital ATK acquisition, as well as heading the Mission Systems and Information Systems sectors.
Ann Addison, Corporate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Northrop Grumman Corporation
Ann Addison is the Corporate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Northrop Grumman. Aside from handling all facets of human capital strategy and programs, she is also overseeing many responsibilities, including:
- Organization effectiveness
- Performance management
- Succession planning
- Executive development
- Talent development and acquisition
- Change leadership
- Labor and employee relations
- Compensation and benefits
Matt Bromberg, Corporate Vice President, Global Operations, Northrop Grumman Corporation
Matt Bromberg has a broad knowledge of leading teams across the industrial, aerospace, and defense industries. As Northrop Grumman Vice President of Global Operations, Matt Bromberg is responsible for enterprise-wide strategy and execution of operations, programs, quality, global supply chain, and technology duties.
With his collaboration with the Northrop Grumman sector presidents, the team can deliver customer-focused and valued solutions. At the same time, Bromberg also leads the company’s Operations Council and is a member of its executive leadership team.
Mark Caylor, Corporate Vice President and President, Mission Systems, Northrop Grumman Corporation
As the Corporate Vice President and President of Northrop Grumman’s Mission Systems sector, Mark Caylor leads the development and production of mission-critical systems and complex hardware and software products.
In 2002, he joined Northrop Grumman and fulfilled leadership roles, including:
- Corporate Vice president and President, Enterprise Services
- Chief Strategy Officer, Enterprise Shared Services organization
- Corporate Vice President and Treasurer
Sheila Cheston, Corporate Vice President and General Counsel, Northrop Grumman Corporation
As the Corporate Vice President and General Counsel for Northrop Grumman Corporation, Sheila C. Cheston handles every legal matter, concern, or issue — anything related to the law.
Before Northrop Grumman, Cheston was a board member and the Executive Vice President of BAE Systems, Inc., handling strategy and planning, mergers and acquisitions, finance, and legal matters.
Additionally, she used to be Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering law firm’s partner, overseeing its International Aviation, Defense, and Aerospace Group. Cheston also held leadership positions in the U.S. government, such as:
- General Counsel of the United States Air Force
- Special Associate Counsel to the President of the United States
Kenny Robinson, Vice President, Global Corporate Responsibility and Chief Diversity Officer, Northrop Grumman Corporation
Kenneth “Kenny” Robinson is the Vice President of Global Corporate Responsibility and Chief Diversity Officer for Northrop Grumman. In this role, he leads various Northrop Grumman initiatives for:
- Corporate citizenship
- Diversity and inclusion
- Equal employment opportunity
- Workplace accommodations
- Ethics and business conduct
- Programs, like employee assistance (NGCare) and Operation IMPACT, that support Wounded Warriors’ hiring
Tom Jones, Corporate Vice President and President, Aeronautics Systems, Northrop Grumman Corporation
Thomas (Tom) H. Jones is the Corporate Vice President and President of Northrop Grumman’s Aeronautics Systems sector.
Before being part of the Aeronautics Systems sector, he held positions in the Mission Systems sector, including:
- Sector Vice President and General Manager of the Airborne Sensors & Networks division
- Sector Vice President and General Manager for Advanced Concepts and Technologies
Lesley Kalan, Corporate Vice President, and Chief Strategy and Development Officer, Northrop Grumman Corporation
As the Corporate Vice President and Chief Strategy and Development Officer of Northrop Grumman Corporation, Lesley Kalan is responsible for the company’s growth strategy, business development efforts, and public policy, regulatory, and government affairs activities.
Before assuming this position, she was Northrop Grumman’s Corporate Vice President for government relations and Vice President for legislative affairs.
Before joining the company, Kalan was the Vice President at The Cohen Group, professional staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations Defense Subcommittee, and a presidential management fellow in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
Dave Keffer, Corporate Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Northrop Grumman Corporation
Dave Keffer is helping Northrop Grumman lead the finance organizations and drive business results as the Corporate Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In this role, he manages the company’s overall business management function and activities, including:
- Internal audit
- Mergers and acquisitions
David Perry, Corporate Vice President and Chief Global Business Officer, Northrop Grumman Corporation
David T. Perry is Northrop Grumman’s Corporate Vice President and Chief Global Business Officer. The international business and acquisition initiatives of the company fall under his wing. Additionally, chief executives handling corporate operations outside the U.S. all report to him.
During his employment with Northrop, Perry fulfilled increasing responsibility roles, including:
- Vice President and General Manager (Naval and Marine Systems division, Mission Systems sector)
- Vice President (Marine Systems, 2005)
- Marketing Manager (Submarine Programs, 1999)
Roshan Roeder, Corporate Vice President and President, Defense Systems, Northrop Grumman Corporation
Based in the Washington-DC Baltimore office, Roshan Roeder joins the executive team as the Corporate Vice President and President of the Northrop Grumman Defense Systems sector. Within her domain is supporting military operations and readiness, which includes the timely delivery of missiles, tactical weapons, components, and other sustainment and modernization capabilities to its clients, the national security military, and civil customers.
John Russell, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Northrop Grumman Corporation
John Russel has been with Northrop Grumman for more than five years assuming different roles in the infrastructure, architecture, and engineering sectors. Currently, he is leading the digital transformation objective as Northrop Grumman’s Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO), handling the company’s information technology (IT) strategy, cybersecurity, investment, and development of next-generation IT platforms.
To ensure the delivery of effective technology solutions, Russel leads his team in establishing advanced collaboration systems, business applications, and data management.
Lucy Ryan, Corporate Vice President and Chief Communications Officer, Northrop Grumman Corporation
Lucy C. Ryan assumed the position of Corporate Vice President of Communications in January 2019. As the Chief Communications Officer, Ryan ensures that Northrop Grumman’s advertising, media relations, employee, executive, and digital communications are planned out and properly executed.
Having headed all aspects of enterprise communication working with General Dynamics for more than nine years before joining Northrop in September 2018, she brings broad expertise in maintaining Northrop Grumman’s corporate branding and image.
Thomas L. Wilson, Corporate Vice President and President, Space Systems, Northrop Grumman Corporation
Tom Wilson is the Corporate Vice President and President of Northrop Grumman’s Space Systems sector. In his current role, he ensures that the strategy, capture, design, build, and delivery of space-related systems to government and commercial customers worldwide are pushed through smoothly.
Michael Witt, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, Northrop Grumman Corporation
As the Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, Dr. Mike Witt takes care of the company’s environmental and sustainability programs across the business. Within his purview are ensuring the enterprise-wide strategy of the environmental impact and sustainability across sectors, which can be achieved through carbon reduction, resource efficiency, and materials management.
Northrop Grumman Corporation Board of Directors
Meet Northrop Grumman’s board of directors:
- Kathy Warden (Chair, Chief Executive Officer, and President of Northrop Grumman)
- David Abney
- Marianne C. Brown
- Donald E. Felsinger
- Ann Marie Fudge
- William H. Hernandez
- Madeleine A. Kleiner
- Karl J. Krapek
- Graham N. Robinson
- Gary Roughead
- Thomas M. Schoewe
- James S. Turley
- Gen. Mark A. Welsh, III
Northrop Grumman Corporation’s Executives Always One Step Ahead
Northrop Grumman leaders and executives working together to put the company one step ahead of military space. Its spacecraft, control systems, and missile systems have been crucial to the stability and maintenance of global security. This effort results in an improved quality of life for Americans and people worldwide.