Mary Petryszyn to Retire as Northrop Defense Systems Sector Head in January 2023

Mary Petryszyn, corporate vice president and president of the defense systems sector at Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), intends to retire on Jan. 13, 2023, after a decadelong career at the company.

Northrop said Thursday its board of directors chose Roshan Roeder, VP and general manager of the airborne multifunction sensors division under the mission systems sector, to succeed Petryszyn effective Oct. 17.

Petryszyn, a 2022 Wash100 Award recipient, will stay on as corporate VP until her retirement to support the transition.

Roshan Roeder

Mary’s unwavering commitment to our people, our customers and our culture is core to who she is and what she stands for,” said Kathy Warden, Northrop chair, CEO and president, and also a recipient of the 2022 Wash100 Award.

Roeder who has been with Northrop for more than 20 years and was VP of program management before she took on her current role in late 2020.

“With her leadership, our Defense Systems businesses will continue to thrive as they deliver mission-critical capabilities for our customers,” Warden said of Roeder’s appointment.

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