REDONDO BEACH, Calif., March 7, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has named Robert Burke vice president, Advanced Mission Programs, a new position with overall responsibility from inception to completion for a set of restricted programs.
A 19-year veteran of the company, Burke, 41, has been a program manager at the company's Space Technology sector since 2002. Prior to that, he was the deputy program manager for the James Webb Space Telescope as well as for the Chandra X-ray Observatory where he was responsible for all aspects of spacecraft launch and operations readiness. In addition, he served as manager of the Engineering and Operations Center within the company's Defense Systems division.
He joined Northrop Grumman in 1985 as an electrical design integration engineer. Since then, he has held a variety of engineering and management positions of increasing scope and responsibility in both the functional and program organizations.
Burke earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Notre Dame and has completed the Executive Management Program at the University of California, Los Angeles Anderson School of Management.
Northrop Grumman Space Technology, based in Redondo Beach, Calif., develops a broad range of systems at the leading-edge of space, defense and electronics technology. The sector creates products for U.S. military and civilian customers that contribute significantly to the nation's security and leadership in science and technology.
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