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Northrop Grumman Shakes up Aerospace Systems Management

By Juliet Van Wagenen | August 7, 2015
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Northrop Grumman headquarters. Photo: Northrop Grumman

[Avionics Today 08-07-2015] Northrop Grumman has announced an organizational realignment with the aim to improve performance and drive profitable growth across the company's aerospace systems portfolio.

Chris Hernandez has been appointed vice president of the newly formed research, technology and advanced design organization. In this role, Hernandez will integrate resources to drive basic and advanced research; technology development; and advanced design, including the rapid prototyping expertise of the company's business unit, scaled composites.

The company has appointed Mary Petryszyn to the position of vice president of the newly formed global business development organization. Petryszyn, who formerly led the international organization, will integrate the sector's business development and strategy organizations to align with the company's growing global business areas.

Last, Tom Pieronek will assume the role of vice president of basic research, reporting to Hernandez. Pieronek will lead collaborative research groups to identify, develop and align core science capabilities to enable key markets and new business areas.

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