Thomas Mendez Jr., formerly corporate director and assistant controller at Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), has been appointed vice president and controller for the company’s aerospace systems unit.
The 13-year aerospace and defense veteran served as a lead financial adviser to senior management in his prior role and also led corporate accounting and financial reporting operations, Northrop said Monday.
Mendez’s new responsibilities include resource management, compliance, property administration and financial management, covering planning, accounting, budgets and overhead management.
“The current budget environment is challenging, with funding constraints driving unprecedented demand for aggressive approaches to affordability, ” said Ken Bedingfield, the aerospace sector’s chief financial officer and VP of business management.
Prior to Northrop, Mendez spent 10 years at Deloitte & Touche LLP and served as a reserve officer in the U.S. Marine Corps for six years.
The certified public accountant graduated from Loyola Marymount University with an accounting degree.