Northrop Grumman Corp.’s board of directors has elected Robert Fleming as corporate vice president and president of the space systems sector, effective Oct. 9.
Fleming will succeed Tom Wilson, who is taking a new role in the company for personal reasons.
“Rob brings proven leadership experience running complex businesses in the aerospace and defense industry,” said Kathy Warden, chair, CEO and president of Northrop Grumman. “Building on Tom’s leadership in growing our space portfolio, I’m confident Rob will lead this team to continue innovating and delivering for our customers and shareholders.”
Fleming is currently vice president and general manager of the strategic space systems division in the Space Systems sector. Previously, he led the space systems strategy and business development organization.
In his nearly 18-year career with Northrop Grumman, Fleming has led different businesses and functions in many of the company’s sectors. His career began as an aerospace systems engineer and he serves in the U.S. Navy Reserve.