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Northrop Grumman Appoints David T. Perry Head of Naval and Marine Systems Division

daveperryNorthrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has named David T. Perry sector VP and general manager of the company’s Naval & Marine Systems Division, effective immediately.  He succeeds John V. DeMaso, who will retire November 1 after a 36-year career with the company.

Perry will be based in Charlottesville, Va. for his new position.  He will be responsible for all naval and marine systems programs within Northrop Grumman’s Baltimore-based Electronic Systems sector, including operations in Annapolis and Sykesville, Md., Sunnyvale, Calif., Melville, N.Y., and New Malden, U.K. and support operations in the United States, Europe and Asia.

James F. Pitts, corporate vice president and president of the company’s Electronic Systems sector, said of the appointment “Dave brings a wide range of leadership and technical skill sets to managing our naval and marine businesses.  His extensive Navy experience, along with his successful track record in developing and delivering marine systems, makes him well-prepared to lead this division forward.”

Perry joined Northrop Grumman in 1999 after a distinguished career with the U.S. Navy as a nuclear-submarine officer.  He has held positions in program management, business development, and strategic planning. In 2003, he was appointed strategic business unit director for the machinery controls and automation business in Charlottesville. Since 2005, he has served as vice president of the marine systems business unit in Sunnyvale.

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