FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Sept. 6, 2022 – Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) chair, CEO and president Kathy Warden has been recognized as a recipient of the 2022 Deming Cup for Operational Excellence Award by Columbia Business School’s W. Edwards Deming Center for Quality, Productivity, and Competitiveness. The award spotlights Warden’s leadership in creating a culture of operational excellence and continuous improvement across Northrop Grumman, positioning the company for growth and long-term success.  

“I am incredibly proud of our entire team and our collective commitment to continuous improvement,” said Kathy Warden, chair, CEO and president, Northrop Grumman. “It’s an honor for our company to be recognized and celebrated as a 2022 recipient of the prestigious Deming Cup. The award is a powerful motivator to keep pushing forward.” 

Under Warden’s leadership, operational excellence has become a company-wide call to action to use new methodologies for continuous improvement in quality at all levels. With these processes in place, Northrop Grumman employees use advanced science, technology and engineering to create and deliver mission-critical advanced systems, products and services.   

Since 2010, the Deming Cup has recognized leaders for displaying operational excellence and fostering cultures of continuous improvement within their organizations. W. Edwards Deming taught that by adopting appropriate principles of management, organizations can increase quality and operational efficiency through a continual improvement mindset and thinking of manufacturing as a system—not as individual pieces.  

Northrop Grumman is a technology company, focused on global security and human discovery. Our pioneering solutions equip our customers with capabilities they need to connect, advance and protect the U.S. and its allies. Driven by a shared purpose to solve our customers’ toughest problems, our 90,000 employees define possible every day.