City Club: Ronald D. Sugar, Chairman, CEO and President, Northrop Grumman Corporation

Submitted by Amin Varghai on Thu, 04/28/2005 - 11:30.
06/06/2005 - 11:00

Dr. Ronald D. Sugar heads
Northrop Grumman Corporation, one of the nation’s three largest defense
companies and a leader in the application of high technology to
military transformation. Once highly specialized in military aircraft
such as the B-2 bomber, Northrop Grumman is today the nation’s largest
shipbuilder and a leader in systems integration, advanced aircraft,
radars, electronic warfare, space systems, missile defense, and
government information technology. Headquartered in Los Angeles,
Calif., Northrop Grumman employs more than 125,000 people in all 50
states and 25 countries.

Sugar joined the company following its 2001 acquisition of Litton
Industries Inc., a diversified defense and technology company. He
previously served as Litton's president and chief operating officer and
as a member of its board of directors.

Prior to joining Litton, Sugar was president and CEO of TRW
Aerospace and Information Systems, and a member of the chief executive
office of TRW Inc. Earlier, he ran TRW’s worldwide automotive
electronics business and also served as TRW’s chief financial officer.

In 1996, Sugar was honored by UCLA as Engineering Alumnus of the
Year. In 2003, he received the University of Southern California's
Daniel J. Epstein Engineering Management Award and the Marine Corps
Foundation’s Semper Fidelis Award.

Sugar is a governor of the Aerospace Industries Association, a
trustee of the Association of the United States Army, a member of the
National Academy of Engineering, a fellow of the American Institute of
Aeronautics and Astronautics, and a fellow of the Royal Aeronautical
Society. He earlier was appointed by the President of the United States
to the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee. Sugar
also serves as a national trustee of the Boys & Girls Clubs of
America, director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, and as a
trustee of the University of Southern California.


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