Northrop Names Successors For Aerospace, Electronic Systems Sector Leadership Posts

Gary Ervin

Two sector presidents at Northrop Grumman have notified the company of their intentions to retire, the company announced Tuesday.

Gary Ervin, corporate vice president and president of the aerospace systems sector, will retire from the company Feb. 28, 2013 and James Pitts, corporate VP and president of the electronic systems sector, will retire Dec. 31, 2012.

James Pitts

The board of directors elected Thomas Vice, current corporate VP and president of the technical services sector, to succeed Ervin and Gloria Flach to succeed Pitts.

Northrop made the announcement as part of a series of executive moves at the corporate and sector levels (click over to GovCon Wire for more information).

Thomas Vice

Vice currently leads businesses located at more than 300 locations in all 50 states and 29 countries that work with customers such as NASA and the departments of Defense, Energy, Homeland Security, Interior and State.

Gloria Flach

Flach, a 28-year company veteran, currently serves as corporate VP and president for the enterprise shared services organization.

Enterprise shared services encompasses information technology, finance, enterprise solutions, procurement, human resources, corporate administration, corporate environment, health and safety, corporate real estate, corporate security and flight operations.

The board also elected Prabu Natarajan corporate vice president and treasurer.

Natarajan will have responsibility for capital markets; capital structure; insurance and risk management; the execution of merger, acquisition and divestiture transactions; bank relationships; and cash management.

He will also continue serving as VP of tax with responsibility for implementing tax strategies, researching tax issues, compliance, legislation analysis and consulting services to the company’s sectors.

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