Northrop Grumman Corporation has promoted Bruce Easterson to director of the Nimitz-class and Enterprise aircraft carrier reactor plant planning yard for its Newport News sector. In his new position, Easterson will be responsible for nuclear and propulsion plant engineering and design services in support of these ships. He will also be responsible for the engineering services provided by the Standard Navy Valve Yard. His organization serves as the Navy’s design agent for the reactor plants in these ships, supporting the fleet and shipyards as they operate and maintain them.
Easterson reports to Mike Shawcross, vice president of the CVN 21 program at Northrop Grumman Newport News.
Easterson began working at Newport News in 1985 as a nuclear test engineer and has held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility, including shift test supervisor, shift test engineer, test manager and most recently manager of nuclear overhaul engineering. He earned a bachelor’s degree in marine engineering from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and a master’s of business administration from The College of William and Mary.
Northrop Grumman Corporation is a $30 billion global defense and technology company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in information and services, electronics, aerospace and shipbuilding to government and commercial customers worldwide.