DALLAS, Sept. 25, 2001 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) today announced the appointment of Dr. Matthew W. Ganz as sector vice president for strategy and technology for Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems.

Dr. Ganz will serve as chief technology officer for the sector and will be responsible for developing the integrated business strategy and for executing long-range operating planning and reporting processes. Reporting to Ralph D. Crosby Jr., corporate vice president and sector president, he will advise senior management on the sector's position in selected markets, external strategic relationships and priorities for allocating investment resources.

Bringing over 15 years of experience in strategic planning and new business development to Northrop Grumman, Dr. Ganz was most recently managing director and chief executive officer of Navigator Technology Ventures, Cambridge, Mass. He previously served as vice president of technology and vice president of programs at The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, where he was responsible for program management, strategic planning and new business development. Dr. Ganz also worked for the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency as director of the Sensor Technology Office, and was an associate group leader for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Lincoln Laboratory.

Dr. Ganz holds a Ph.D., M.S. and B.S. in electrical engineering from Ohio State University. He is a member of the U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board and has served on several panels of the Defense Science Board.

Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems, headquartered in Dallas, Tex., is a premier aerospace systems integration enterprise. Integrated Systems has the capabilities to design, develop, integrate, produce and support complete systems, as well as airframe subsystems, for airborne surveillance and battle management aircraft, early warning aircraft, airborne electronic warfare aircraft and air combat aircraft.

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