CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Oct. 15, 2009 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has appointed David T. Perry as sector vice president and general manager of the company's Naval & Marine Systems Division, effective immediately.

He succeeds John V. DeMaso, who has announced his intention to retire on November 1 after a 36-year career with the company.

In his new position, Perry will be based in Charlottesville, Va. He will have executive responsibility for all naval and marine systems programs within Northrop Grumman's Baltimore-based Electronic Systems sector, including operations in Annapolis and Sykesville, Md., Sunnyvale, Calif., Melville, N.Y., and New Malden, U.K., as well as support operations in the United States, Europe and Asia.

"Dave brings a wide range of leadership and technical skill sets to managing our naval and marine businesses," said James F. Pitts, corporate vice president and president of the company's Electronic Systems sector. "His extensive Navy experience, along with his successful track record in developing and delivering marine systems, makes him well-prepared to lead this division forward."

Perry joined the company in 1999 after serving with distinction in the U.S. Navy as a nuclear-submarine officer. He has held positions in program management, business development, and strategic planning. In 2003, he was appointed strategic business unit director for the machinery controls and automation business in Charlottesville. Since 2005, he has served as vice president of the marine systems business unit in Sunnyvale.

Perry earned his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Duke University and his master's degree in engineering administration from George Washington University. While serving in the Navy, he completed nuclear propulsion training and numerous submarine officer courses. He has also completed the Harvard Business School Executive Education program.

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.

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