Peggy Nelson, vice president and program manager of Northrop Grumman‘s advanced mission programs business area, has been appointed a VP of engineering and global product development.
The 30-year company veteran will be responsible for leading the aerospace systems sector in developing products for customers, Northrop said Friday.
Tom Vice, corporate VP and aerospace systems sector president, said Nelson has experience in building teams with the goal of helping drive innovation.
Nelson has previously served as lead executive for mission assurance, quality systems, engineering capabilities and university alliances for the company’s former space technology sector.
Prior to that, she served as VP and Prometheus 1 project manager with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and director for the systems development organization in Northrop’s former mission systems sector.
Nelson graduated from the University of California in Los Angeles with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and earned her electrical engineering master’s degree from California State University in Northridge.
She has also completed the Executive School of Management program at UCLA.