NEWPORT NEWS, Va., June 25, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Newport News sector announced today two promotions. Becky Stewart is promoted to vice president, Surface Ship and Submarine Fleet Maintenance and Veasey Wilson is promoted to vice president, Supply Chain Management.
Stewart, who previously served as director for Surface Ship and Submarine Fleet Maintenance, is responsible for all aspects of naval and commercial surface ship and submarine fleet maintenance from pre-contract through delivery.
"Becky brings a solid understanding of leadership and customer satisfaction to this position and is focused on program management and maximizing our flexibility and responsiveness to our customers," said Tom Schievelbein, Northrop Grumman corporate vice president and president of its Newport News sector.
She began her career at Newport News in 1982 as a technical planner and has held positions of increased responsibility including manager, Strategic Planning; manager, Computer Administration and Control; manager, Systems Development and Customer Service; director, Life Cycle Engineering and program director, Ship Repair.
Stewart earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Christopher Newport University and a master's degree in business administration from the College of William and Mary.
Wilson previously served as executive director for Supply Chain Management. He joined the company in 1997 and is responsible for all material operations across the sector, which includes sourcing, logistics, supplier quality, material operations, and supply chain business planning, analysis and efficiency. He is also responsible for collaborating with Northrop Grumman's Ship Systems sector to identify and implement cross-sector opportunities for material cost savings.
"Veasey's efforts have greatly streamlined our supply chain processes and have both improved relations with the supplier and customer communities and resulted in material cost savings," said Schievelbein.
A member of Northrop Grumman's Corporate Material Council, Wilson also served as director, Supply Chain Management. Wilson earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Virginia State University and a master's degree in business management from Central Michigan University.
Northrop Grumman Newport News, headquartered in Newport News, Va., is the nation's sole designer, builder and refueler of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and one of only two companies capable of designing and building nuclear powered submarines. Newport News also provides after-market services for a wide array of naval and commercial vessels. The Newport News sector employs about 18,000 people.
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