Ruth Bishop has been named sector VP of quality, safety and mission assurance (QSMA) for its Technical Services sector at Northrop Grumman Corporation, effective January 26th.
“With more than 30 years of experience and success in enterprise-level QSMA, Ruth will be at the forefront of the sector’s drive to enhance program efficiencies while continuing to raise the level of quality throughout the sector,” said Northrop Grumman’s Technical Services Corporate VP and President Chris Jones. “Ruth is uniquely qualified for this position, and we are fortunate to have such an accomplished leader and mission assurance practitioner as part of the team.”
Bishop will assume responsibility for sector-wide mission assurance and Six Sigma functions to enhance quality and measure productivity while predicting future program performance for Technical Services.
Bishop, who joined Northrop Grumman in 1981, was most recently Director of Mission Assurance for the Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance and Targeting Systems division for the company’s Electronic Systems sector. She began her career as a laboratory technician with the former Westinghouse Electric Corporation.
Bishop holds bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering from Johns Hopkins University and in biological sciences from the University of Delaware. She holds a Six Sigma black belt certification and is a certified quality manager.