Northrop Grumman announces business reorganization
Northrop Grumman Corp. announced plans this week to streamline its operations and also appointed a chief operating officer.
The company is combining its four business units into three, effective Jan. 1.
As part of the plan, Gloria Flach will become the company’s chief operating officer of the company. Flach is currently corporate vice president and president of Northrop Grumman’s Electronic Systems sector.
Ttwo new business sectors will be created by merging elements of the company’s current Electronic Systems, Information Systems and Technical Services sectors.
A new Mission Systems sector will include the company’s existing Electronics Systems sector and businesses from the Information Systems sector that are focused on the development of new products. Kathy Warden, corporate vice president and president of Information Systems, will lead the Maryland-based sector.
The services portfolio of Information Systems will combine with the Technical Services sector to form a new Technology Services division. Chris Jones, now corporate vice president and president of the Technical Services division, will lead the sector.
Aerospace Systems will add Northrop Grumman’s military and civil-space hardware business in Azusa, Calif., which currently is part of the Electronic Systems. The electronic attack business that currently reports to Aerosystems will move to the Missions Systems sector. Tom Vice will continue to lead the Aerospace Systems sector.