Northrop Grumman Corporation has appointed Dr. Ronald D. Sugar
to its board of directors, increasing the board to 14 members.
Dr. Sugar, formerly president and COO of Litton Industries Inc.
, is corporate vice president, president and CEO of Northrop Grumman's Litton Sector. He joined the board effective with the completion of the company's tender offer for Litton Industries Inc.
Prior to joining Litton, Dr. Sugar was president and COO of TRW Aerospace and Information Systems, and a member of the three-man Chief Executive Office of TRW Inc., a $17 billion global automotive, aerospace and information systems company.
In his nearly 20 years with TRW, Dr. Sugar also served as CFO of the corporation and as executive vice president and general manager of TRW's global automotive electronics business.
Earlier, he was vice president of TRW Space Communications Division and played major roles in TRW's advanced military, scientific, and commercial space and electronics programs.
Dr. Sugar holds a degree in electrical engineering from the University of California at Los Angeles, where he also received master's (1969) and doctoral degrees (1971) in the same field.
Appointed by the President of the United States to the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee, Dr. Sugar is a trustee of the National Defense Industrial Association, a member of the board of governors of the Aerospace Industries Association and a member of the Conference Board Council of Operating Executives.