Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has made a series of leadership changes after Chief Operating Officer Gloria Flach and Sid Ashworth, corporate vice president for government relations, announced plans to retire by the end of December.
Kathy Warden, corporate VP and president of Northropâs mission systems business, will transition to new roles as president and COO of the company, effective Jan. 1, NorthropÂ said Tuesday.
Warden will succeed Flach as COO and manage the Falls Church, Virginia-based defense contractorâs three operating sectors andÂ Orbital ATK‘s (NYSE: OA) integration into the firm upon completion of the acquisition deal.
Mark Caylor, currently head of the companyâs enterprise shared services organization with oversight on corporate strategy and mergers and acquisitions, was elected by Northropâs board of directors to serve as a corporate VP and succeed Warden as president of mission systems business in January.
Shawn Purvis, currently Northropâs VP and chief information officer and a former executive at Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC), will serve as corporate VP and president of enterprise servicesÂ sector.
Lesley Kalan, head of Northropâs corporate legislative affairs organization and a former VP at the Cohen Group, was elected to succeed Ashworth as corporate VP for government relationsÂ in 2018.
Warden, Caylor, Purvis and Kalan will all serve as members of Northropâs corporate policy council.
âI am delighted to welcome Kathy, Mark, Shawn and Lesley into their new roles as we continue to focus on driving top performance for our customers, shareholders and employees,â said Wes Bush, Northrop chairman, president and CEO and an inductee into Executive MosaicâsÂ Wash100 for 2017.