Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems announces organizational realignment

northrop grumman 112Northrop Grumman Corporation announced on August 6 an organizational realignment to improve performance and drive profitable growth across the Falls Church, VA-based 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, to continue delivering unparalleled solutions to customers.

Mary Petryszyn has been appointed 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. This alignment underscores the company’s single worldwide strategy.

Both Hernandez and Petryszyn will report to Tom Vice, corporate vice president and president, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems.

Tom Pieronek has been appointed 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.

“Optimizing our resources and operations keeps us at the forefront of our industry,” said Vice. “We are nimble in our ability to align teams and resources to anticipate and respond to current and projected requirements of our customers. Bringing our highly collaborative teams together is the right move.”

Source: Northrop Grumman