LOS ANGELES, Feb. 16, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Albert F. Myers, corporate vice president of strategy and technology for Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC), has been elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering, an honor among the highest professional distinctions accorded an engineer.
The Academy recognized Myers for his contributions to the flight control systems for National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) research aircraft and for his leadership in the development of the B-2 stealth aircraft flight control system.
"This honor recognizes Al Myers' superb technical abilities, his hard work and his many innovations," said Ronald Sugar, chairman, CEO and president of Northrop Grumman. "In keeping with his engineering excellence, he also has played an important role in making Northrop Grumman the leading company it is today."
Myers served in the U.S. Army and was stationed at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center where he held a number of positions including chief of the flight control engineering branch. He was awarded the NASA Exceptional Service Medal and the 1981 Dryden Director's Award.
He joined Northrop Grumman in 1981 as manager of flight controls engineering for the B-2 program where he later held other leadership positions including chief project engineer, deputy program manager and vice president of test operations.
Today, Myers oversees the ongoing development of the company's strategic framework responsible for facilitating companywide initiatives in technology and program development. He also serves on the company's corporate policy council. Previously, he was vice president and treasurer for Northrop Grumman, responsible for the treasury, mergers and acquisitions, risk management, real estate, pension and savings investments and trust management. During his tenure at Northrop Grumman, the company completed in excess of $25 billion in strategic acquisitions and divestitures.
Myers earned bachelor's and master's degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Idaho and was elected to the University of Idaho Alumni Hall of Fame in 1997. He was a Sloan Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he earned a master's degree in industrial management in 1992.
Northrop Grumman Corporation is a 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 has 125,000 employees and operates in all 50 states and 25 countries and serves U.S. and international military, government and commercial customers.