WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., Aug. 6, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has appointed James M. Myers sector vice president and general manager of its Navigation Systems Division.

"Jim brings more than 20 years of business development, strategic planning, supply chain and program management experience in the aerospace and defense industry to his new position, which will serve the entire organization well," said James F. Pitts, corporate vice president and president of Northrop Grumman's Electronic Systems sector.

In his new position, Myers will have executive responsibility for all navigation systems business areas, programs and activities at company facilities in Woodland Hills, Calif.; Salt Lake City, Utah; Freiberg, Germany; and Pomezia, Italy. The business areas design and develop situational-awareness products for international and domestic defense and commercial markets and integrated avionics, navigation and positioning systems and sensors for space and high-value platforms, navigation-grade and tactical-grade inertial systems, fiber-optic gyro systems designed to customer requirements, underwater fiber-optic sensors, identification friend-or-foe transponders and interrogators, cockpit displays and computers, and logistics support products and services.

Myers joined the company in 1997 where he served as vice president of business development of the former TRW Space and Electronics unit. In 2001, he was appointed vice president of strategic development for TRW Space and Electronics. In 2003, Myers was named vice president of the satellite communications business area for Northrop Grumman's Space Technology sector. Most recently, he served as vice president of payloads and sensors, with responsibility for all Space Technology sector subcontract activity.

Myers earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University, a master's degree in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from Stanford University, and a master's degree in business administration from the Anderson School of Management at University of California, Los Angeles.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a $30 billion global defense and technology company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in information and services, electronics, aerospace and shipbuilding to government and commercial customers worldwide.

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