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Linda Mills to Oversee Northrop Operations; 4 Sector Presidents Named

Linda Mills

Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) has made a series of executive appointments as two of its sector presidents announced their intentions to retire, the company announced Tuesday.

Check out our coverage on GovCon Executive for the related succession plans in the aerospace systems and electronic systems sectors.

Each executive will report directly to President, Chairman and CEO Wes Bush and all but one move is effective Jan. 1, 2013.

Kathy Warden

Information Systems Sector President Linda Mills, a member of the company’s corporate policy council, will serve in the new position of corporate vice president for operations beginning in 2013.

She will be succeeded at that time by Kathy Warden who will oversee large-scale business operations in areas including global command, control and communications; cybersecurity and identity management; and homeland security.

Warden currently serves as VP and general manager of the cyber intelligence division within information systems and has also led intelligence

David Perry

business in cyber, special access and airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.

David Perry is the firm’s new corporate vice president and chief global business development officer, effective immediately. He previously served as VP and GM of the naval and marine systems division within electronic systems.

Christopher Jones has been promoted to the corporate VP ranks and will serve as president of the technical services sector.

Christopher Jones

He currently leads the sector’s integrated logistics and modernization division, which oversees business activity in global logistics, systems logistics and operational responsive systems.

Mark Caylor

The board also elected Mark Caylor, currently the company’s treasurer, corporate VP and president of enterprise shared services.

As treasurer, the 10-year company veteran oversees liquidity and capital structure management.

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