Northrop Board Elects Bedingfield Chief Accounting Officer, Corporate VP

The board of directors at Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) has elected Kenneth Bedingfield as new corporate vice present, controller and chief accounting officer.

Bedingfield will join the company on Nov. 28, 2011 and will report to James Palmer, current corporate VP and CFO.

Bedingfield will assume his duties of controller and chief accounting officer following the company’s 2011 annual report. He will assume his corporate vice president post in 2012.

This position will call for Bedingfield to oversee corporate accounting operations and ensure compliance. The current controller and chief accounting officer, Kenneth Heintz, is to retire from the company in 2012.

Palmer, in a company release highlighted the attributions of Heintz to the company and said Bedingfield “has a proven track record of leading high performance teams and will contribute significantly to our drive to deliver top performance and value for our shareholders, customers and employees.”

Bedingfield joins Northrop Grumman after spending 17 years with KPMG LLP, handling both management and accounting responsibilities.

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