NEWPORT NEWS, Va., June 5, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has appointed Peter C. Diakun to vice president of platform integration and technology development. He reports to Eric Womble, vice president of the advanced capabilities group for Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding.
Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, the newly-formed sector of Northrop Grumman Corporation, is made up of the former Northrop Grumman Ship Systems and Newport News shipbuilding sectors.
Diakun's responsibilities include leading technology development and platform integration programs for the Newport News and Gulf Coast shipyards. Specific programs include warfare systems, networks, integrated power, operations research, operational capabilities analysis, and modeling and simulation. He will also have operational responsibility for the Virginia Advanced Shipbuilding and Carrier Integration Center (VASCIC) and Washington Engineering office. He will be based in Newport News, Va.
"Pete brings energy, leadership and the entrepreneurial spirit to guide our advanced concepts and integration activities," said Womble. "He will be a key leader in support of the sector's efforts to integrate technology and engineering capabilities between the former shipbuilding entities."
Diakun has more than 22 years of experience in submarine and surface ship programs with the former Newport News sector, most recently serving as director for technology development. His responsibilities have included managing technology development, research and development and warfare systems programs for nuclear-powered carriers and submarines.
He earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech and a master's degree in management of business administration from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Northrop Grumman Corporation is a 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.
CONTACT: Jennifer Dellapenta Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding (757) 380-3558 Jennifer.Dellapenta@ngc.com