Mark Skinner, a retired U.S. Navy vice admiral and 36-year veteran, has joined Northrop Grumman‘s (NYSE: NOC) aerospace systems sector as vice president and deputy of business and advanced systems development.
He will be responsible for growing the sector’s presence in the Washington area and act as the sector’s primary point of contact with the government relations management team, Northrop said Tuesday.
“Mark built a career in the Navy that has resulted in a deep understanding of our customers’ needs, ” said Bob Burke, Northrop sector VP of business and advanced systems development.
Skinner most recently served as the principal military deputy to the Navy assistant secretary for research, development and acquisition.
He has also served as a program executive officer for the branch’s tactical aircraft programs and an assistant commander at the Naval Air Systems Command.
Skinner is a graduate of both the U.S. Naval Academy and the Naval Test Pilot School, and holds a degree in financial management from the Naval Postgraduate School.