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Northrop Taps Brian Kim, Jack Dorsett for Chief Executive Roles in East Asia

northrop Grumman_BLUENorthrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has appointed former Boeing (NYSE: BA) executive Brian Kim as chief executive for South Korea and former Northrop information systems executive Jack Dorsett as CEO for Japan.

Northrop said Monday Kim will oversee the company’s programs, growth strategies and business relationship with South Korea beginning Feb. 2.

He worked for five years at Boeing’s defense, space and security business as vice president for business development and country director for South Korea.

Kim has also served in other international assignments and worked at Korea Aerospace Industries, Samsung Aerospace and Hughes Aircraft Company.

Dorsett, who previously held the position of command-and-control systems VP at Northrop’s information systems business, takes his new role effective immediately.

He is a former U.S. Navy officer and has worked on Northrop’s programs for the branch such as the Ship Self-Defense System and Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services.

Dorsett served as deputy chief of naval operations for information dominance, director of naval intelligence and Navy chief information officer.

David Perry, Northrop’s corporate VP and chief global business development officer, said the appointments could support the company’s efforts to further expand its market focus globally.

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