Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has appointed former Boeing (NYSE: BA) executive Brian Kim as chief executive forÂ South Korea and former Northrop information systems executiveÂ Jack Dorsett asÂ CEO for Japan.
Northrop said MondayÂ Kim willÂ 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 businessÂ as vice president for business development andÂ country director for South Korea.
Kim has alsoÂ served in other internationalÂ 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 officerÂ andÂ has worked on Northrop’sÂ 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 operationsÂ for information dominance, director of naval intelligence and Navy chief information officer.
David Perry, Northrop’s corporate VPÂ and chief global business development officer, said the appointments could support the company’s effortsÂ to further expand its market focus globally.