January 25, 2007

Steve Hixson (’02), Timothy J. Frei (’01) and Brian Chappel (’91) Named Vice Presidents at Northrop Grumman

UCLA Anderson grads will identify new mission areas and provide solutions for quickly developing opportunities

LOS ANGELES - Northrop Grumman Corporation has appointed three new vice presidents at the company's Space Technology sector to lead the Advanced Concepts organization; the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Business Development organization; and the Contracts, Pricing and Programs Business Management organization. All are alumni of UCLA Anderson.

Steve Hixson ('02) Steve Hixson (’02) will lead the newly created Advanced Concepts organization, established to identify, define and mature concepts for new mission areas and develop responsive and rapid prototype solutions. Advanced Concepts is a strategic response to the growing need for a quick turnaround capability for lower-cost demonstration programs. Previously the director of the Programs Directorate for Space Technology's Programs core process organization, Hixson has 24 years of industry experience at the company.
   
Timothy J. Frey ('01) Timothy J. Frei, (’01) as vice president of ISR Business Development, will lead the formulation and execution of Space Technology's ISR market area strategy and head new business pursuits. In addition, Frei will oversee the architecture, design and development of advanced systems through both government and internally funded studies, and he will determine the appropriate technology investment strategy for future ISR needs.
   
Brian Chappel ('91) Brian Chappel (’91) brings a broad set of skills to his new role as vice president of Contracts, Pricing and Programs Business Management. He has more than 20 years of combined government and industry experience in a diverse set of business, strategy, management and technical disciplines. Prior to joining the company in 1993, Chappel spent nearly 10 years in the U.S. Air Force, where he held a number of leadership positions in program acquisition and management at the Air Force Space Division and the Ballistic Missile Office.

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