REDONDO BEACH, Calif., June 14, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has assigned three current vice presidents at its Space Technology sector to handle new responsibilities in leading programs, engineering and the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (EHF) military satellite communications program, respectively.
The new assignments are for David M. DiCarlo, Clayton K.S. Kau and John F. Daegele.
"This group of executives has a wealth of talent, the depth of management experience, and the customer relationships that will serve the company well," said Alexis Livanos, president of the Space Technology sector. "They will ensure that we continue to perform well and have an integral part in our customers' mission success."
David M. DiCarlo, 54, formerly vice president of engineering, has been named vice president of programs. He succeeds Edward J. Nowacki, 60, who is retiring after a 25-year career with the company. In his new position, DiCarlo is responsible for the management, development, deployment and operation of space systems and other deliverable end items produced by Northrop Grumman Space Technology.
Previously during his 30 years with the company, DiCarlo served in vice presidential roles leading the sector's former electronics and technology division and its broadband wireless organization.
Clayton K.S. Kau, 54, previously vice president and program manager for Advanced EHF, has been appointed vice president of engineering. A 31-year veteran of the company, he is now responsible for all engineering activities and processes within Space Technology, as well as for all microelectronics process development and fabrication.
Kau has served in a number of important program management and engineering leadership roles for the sector, including program manager of the Milstar medium data rate payload, director of technology for the space communications division, director of the digital development laboratory, and manager of a payload systems engineering organization.
John F. Daegele, 44, will succeed Kau as vice president and program manager of Advanced EHF. Daegele, formerly vice president and director of systems engineering, has served in a number of top-level program, engineering and technology leadership positions during his 22-year career with the company, including vice president of science and technology for TRW Inc. (acquired in 2002 by Northrop Grumman), director of indium phosphide programs, program manager in the telecommunications programs division, and director of system engineering and/or system integration on several commercial and national security space programs.
Advanced EHF is the nation's next-generation, military strategic and tactical relay system, which will deliver survivable protected communications to U.S. forces and selected allies worldwide. Northrop Grumman Space Technology has responsibility for the Advanced EHF satellite communications payload and shares system engineering and integration responsibility with Lockheed Martin, the prime contractor.
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.
CONTACT: Bob Bishop Northrop Grumman Space Technology (310) 812-5227 (310) 567-4919, cellular email@example.com