LOS ANGELES, July 10, 2003 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has named three vice presidents in human resources, including two new appointments and one promotion. All three report to J. Michael Hateley, corporate vice president and chief human resources and administrative officer.
The personnel changes are:
-- Kraig Scheyer, 48, has been appointed to the newly created position of vice president, leveraged services and administration; -- Richard Underhill, 58, formerly director, corporate compensation and acting vice president, compensation and benefits, has been promoted to vice president, compensation and benefits; and -- Ian V. Ziskin, 45, has been appointed to the new position of vice president, human resources and leadership strategy.
"Together, Kraig, Dick and Ian embody a valued strategic focus that we plan to foster within Northrop Grumman's expanding human resources enterprise," Hateley said. "With the company's bench strength now expanded to more than 120,000 employees, we needed to mirror that strength at the executive level, and we now have achieved it with the appointments of these three highly qualified professionals."
Scheyer was most recently vice president, administration at TRW's corporate office in Cleveland, Ohio. His 26 years of service with TRW included working in four different business areas. His final assignment before joining the TRW corporate office was as director, internal business services, at the Space Park facility in Redondo Beach, Calif. (now Northrop Grumman Space Technology). While at TRW corporate headquarters, Scheyer led a successful process known as leveraged services, which Northrop Grumman has endorsed as a best practice. Leveraged services is a sustainable methodology for improving the cost competitiveness of indirect business functions. Scheyer will also be responsible for several administrative and corporate oversight functions including facilities, travel, environmental health and safety, real estate, and command media. He holds an engineering degree from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and a master's from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Underhill led several key companywide compensation and benefits initiatives while in his acting vice president role. His background includes more than 30 years in a variety of human resources functions including compensation, benefits, organization planning, employment and training. Underhill joined Northrop Grumman in 1978 as manager, compensation and development at its Electro-Mechanical division and has held increasingly responsible management positions including manager of compensation, organization and training at the B-2 division and director, Corporate Employment Center. Since 1995, Underhill has served as director, corporate compensation. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from San Diego State University.
Ziskin is responsible for building and leading companywide human resources initiatives including strategy, leadership and executive development, succession planning/talent management, executive search, organization effectiveness, and human resources functional excellence. He comes to Northrop Grumman with 21 years of human resources and leadership experience, including more than 18 years with TRW, Inc. Most recently, Ziskin served as executive vice president and chief human resources officer for Qwest Communications and as president and founder of Executive Excellence Group, a firm devoted to building executive and organizational credibility. He holds a bachelor's degree in management from Binghamton University and a master's degree in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University.
Northrop Grumman Corporation is a $25 billion global defense company, headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif. Northrop Grumman provides a broad array of technologically advanced, innovative products, services and solutions in systems integration, defense electronics, information technology, advanced aircraft, shipbuilding and space technology. The company employs approximately 120,000 employees and has operations in all 50 states and 25 countries, and serves U.S. and international military, government and commercial customers.
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