Northrop Grumman Corp. will function under realigned operating sectors beginning at the first of the year. The organization is also undergoing some leadership changes.
Starting Jan. 1, Northrop Grumman will have four operating sectors: Aeronautics Systems, Defense Systems, Mission Systems and Space Systems.
“This new operating structure allows us to take full advantage of our company’s portfolio by aligning businesses that have shared markets, customers and technologies,” said Kathy Warden, chair, CEO and president of Northrop Grumman. “It will accelerate our ability to rapidly identify and deliver the technologies, products and services our customers need, and fuel our continued growth and execution.”
Also, Patrick M. Antkowiak, corporate vice president and chief strategy and technology officer, and Christopher T. Jones, corporate vice president and president of technology services, have announced plans to retire.
“Chris and Pat have made significant contributions to Northrop Grumman,” Warden said. “Their leadership and commitment to our company and our customers have been instrumental in laying the foundation for our future success. I want to sincerely thank them for their leadership.”
Janis Pamiljans, current corporate vice president and president of Aerospace Systems, will lead the Aeronautics Systems sector, which is responsible for engineering and manufacturing manned and unmanned air systems.
Mary Petryszyn, current vice president and general manager, Land and Avionics C4ISR, Mission Systems, will lead Defense Systems. Defense Systems provides critical technology services, sustainment and modernization, including integrated battle command systems, directed energy, tactical weapons and information systems, focused on evolving threats and quick-turn requirements for a wide variety of national security, military and civilian customers.
Mission Systems, which focuses on open, cybersecure, software-defined systems for defense and intelligence applications across multiple domains, will be led by Mark Caylor, current corporate vice president and president of Mission Systems.
Blake Larson, current corporate vice president and president of Innovation Systems, will lead the Space Systems sector. That sector provides space and launch systems serving national security, civil and commercial customers.
The changes are not expected to significantly impact the company’s 2019 financial results or guidance as updated in July 2019.