Northrop Grumman‘s (NYSE: NOC) board of directors has promoted Michael Hardesty, a former vice president of business management, to serve as corporate vice president, controller and chief accounting officer.
His promotion is effective immediately and he succeeds Kenneth Bedingfield, who is now VP of business management and chief financial officer in the aerospace systems sector, the company said Thursday.
Hardesty will report to James Palmer, corporate VP and CFO, and oversee corporate accounting policies and procedures according to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Securities and Exchange Commission requirements.
He will also advise senior management and the board of directors’ audit committee, the company said.
Hardesty joined the company in 2004 and has served as VP of internal audit for the corporation and as VP and CFO in the enterprise shared services and information technology solutions organizations.
Before joining Northrop, he worked at Deloitte & Touche for 10 years and served as an audit senior manager.