LINTHICUM, Md., March 1, 2010 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has appointed James M. Myers sector vice president of mission assurance for the company's Electronic Systems sector, effective today.
In his new position, Myers will have executive responsibility for the program management functional organization and development and implementation of all mission assurance programs and processes across the sector, including quality assurance, design assurance, risk and opportunity management, independent reviews and assessments, and such process-improvement initiatives as Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing.
Myers joined the company in 1997 at the former TRW Space & Electronics where he served as vice president of business development and, subsequently, vice president of strategic development with responsibility for strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, and portfolio and intellectual asset management. In 2003, he was named vice president of satellite communications and later served as vice president of payloads and sensors at Northrop Grumman's Aerospace Systems sector. For the past three years, Myers served as sector vice president and general manager of Northrop Grumman's Woodland Hills, Calif.-based Navigation Systems Division.
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.
He is a member of the board of the MATHCOUNTS Foundation, a nationwide enrichment, club and competition program that promotes middle school mathematics achievement though grassroots involvement.
Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuilding and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide.
CONTACT: Jack Martin, Jr. Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems (410) 765-4441 firstname.lastname@example.org