BALTIMORE, Nov. 28, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has appointed John J. Chino as deputy of the company's Electronic Systems sector and vice president and general manager of enterprise excellence. He will report to James F. Pitts, corporate vice president and president of Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems.

In this newly created role, Chino will have executive responsibility for the sector's engineering, manufacturing, procurement and materials management, flight test and capital resources functions. He will oversee an enterprise excellence organization responsible for making process improvements and driving efficiencies across the sector.

A 34-year veteran of the company, Chino most recently served as sector vice president and general manager of engineering and manufacturing. Prior assignments included vice president and general manager of the defensive systems division in Rolling Meadows, Ill., and vice president of space-based infrared systems.

"John is an experienced executive who has served in a number of key leadership roles for Electronic Systems," said Pitts. "His technical knowledge and wealth of practical business experience will be extremely valuable in helping to ensure the continued strong operational performance of the sector."

Chino earned a bachelor's degree in engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, a master's degree in engineering from the University of Maryland, and a Ph.D. in engineering from the George Washington University. He also completed The General Manager's Program at Harvard Business School. Chino holds 38 patent disclosures and eight patents. He has also served for many years as an instructor of engineering and mathematics at two community colleges and at the Johns Hopkins University.

Headquartered in Baltimore, Northrop Grumman's Electronic Systems sector is a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of defense and commercial electronics and systems including airborne radar; navigation systems; electronic countermeasures; precision weapons; airspace management systems; communications systems; space sensors; marine and naval systems; government systems; and logistics services.

Bryan Culbert
Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems
(410) 993-1713