Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) chairman emeritus Ronald D. Sugar has received the prestigious Laureate Award from Aviation Week and Space Technology magazine, the aerospace industry’s premier news publication.
During Sugar’s tenure as Northrop Grumman chairman and chief executive officer the company kept its retention levels among the industry’s highest. Northrop Grumman also launched Operation IMPACT, an on-going program of hiring, training and supporting wounded veterans.
Under his leadership, the company initiated several programs for developing leaders; established a company women’s conference and other diversity initiatives and created a corporate office of social responsibility that reports on ethics, equal employment practices, diversity and environmental stewardship. Northrop Grumman also launched several initiatives to attract students to careers in science, technology and mathematics, including the Weightless Flights of Discovery and numerous college scholarship programs.