Thomas L. MacKenzie, vice president of naval programs for Northrop Grumman.
Northrop Grumman Corporation has named Thomas L. MacKenzie, vice president of naval programs. In this position, MacKenzie reports to Larry Lanzillotta, vice president of customer relations within Northrop Grumman's government relations organization located in the company's Washington office.
As vice president of naval programs, MacKenzie will serve as the company's primary liaison for government customer representatives and coordinate customer interactions with its business sectors. He is responsible for establishing and maintaining effective customer contact, relations and a full understanding of the company's naval customers' requirements.
MacKenzie joined Northrop Grumman in 2005 as corporate director of navy programs. Before coming to Northrop Grumman, he had spent seven years as the senior professional staff member of the Senate Armed Services Committee where he was responsible for providing recommendations on oversight of all aviation, shipbuilding and associated weapons systems development and procurement programs.
Previously, MacKenzie spent 29 years in the U.S. Navy as an aviator and in program management. He culminated his flying career as a commander of an F-14 Tomcat squadron and spent four years as program manager for air-to-air missiles.
MacKenzie earned a bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., and a master's degree in systems management from the University of Southern California.