MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 6, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has named James M. Myers vice president and general manager of its Civil Systems business group, one of four divisions within the company's Information Systems sector.
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Myers reports to Linda A. Mills, corporate vice president and president of Northrop Grumman Information Systems. He brings to the position extensive experience in business operations and development, strategic planning, and supply chain and program management.
In this position, Myers will have executive leadership for the Information Systems sector's business supporting solutions for the civilian customer segment, including integrated information systems, applications, networks and service offerings for federal civilian agencies, state and local government, and international markets.
"Jim's professional career spans more than 24 years, and his contributions and diverse background leading varied technical and strategic areas for Northrop Grumman will serve our established and thriving civilian business segment well," Mills said.
Previously, Myers was vice president of mission assurance for the company's Electronic Systems sector where he led the program management functional organization, development and implementation of all mission assurance programs and processes across the sector.
Myers joined the company in 1997 at the former TRW Space & Electronics, where he served as vice president of business development and, subsequently, vice president of strategic development with responsibility for strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, and portfolio and intellectual asset management. In 2003, he was named vice president of satellite communications and later served as vice president of payloads and sensors at Northrop Grumman's Aerospace Systems sector. In 2007, he joined the company's Electronic Systems sector serving as sector vice president and general manager of the Navigation Systems Division.
Myers earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University, a master's degree in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from Stanford University, and a master's degree in business administration from the Anderson School of Management at University of California, Los Angeles.
He is a member of the board of the MATHCOUNTS Foundation, a nationwide enrichment, club and competition program that promotes middle school mathematics achievement though grassroots involvement.