Ronald Sugar, former chairman of the board and CEO of Northrop Grumman, will now sit on Apple’s board of directors as the chair of the Audit and Finance Committee, the company announced this week.
Sugar lead Northrop Grumman from 2003 until 2010, and is also a director of Chevron Corporation, Amgen Inc. and Air Lease Corporation.
“Ron is an engineer at heart, who then became a very successful business leader,” said Apple CEO Steve Jobs. “We are very excited to welcome him to Apple’s board. In addition to having been the CEO of a high-tech Fortune 100 company, Ron has a Ph.D. in engineering and has been involved in the development of some very sophisticated technology.”