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Northrop Employees Receive Awards at 2013 Black Engineer of the Year Conference; Denise Peppard Comments

Roy Foreman
Roy Foreman

Northrop Grumman‘s Roy Foreman and Omar Thompson have received awards at the annual Black Engineer of the Year Awards STEM Global Competitiveness Conference, according to a company statement.

The conference was held Feb. 7-9 in Washington, D.C. and acknowledges excellence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.

“We proudly congratulate our employees for receiving these distinctive awards, which demonstrate their commitment to Northrop Grumman, their communities and their professional development,”  said Denise Peppard, Northrop Grumman vice president and chief human resources officer.

“We also thank BEYA for once again holding this important conference and awards ceremony that promotes expanded involvement in STEM fields, which is so critical to our nation,” she added

Foreman, an electrical engineering manager in Northrop’s information systems sector received the Industry Professional Achievement award for creating a mentoring program for new minority engineers at the company and helping to establish an intern program with Alabama A&M University.

Thompson received the Special Recognition award and serves as a senior reliability engineer for Northrop’s electronic systems sector.

According to the company, he has provided reliability engineering for NASA’s Space Shuttle program and has helped improve field reliability for U.S. and NATO
customers, saving more than $100 million.

At the conference, an additional 25 Northrop employees were recognized as BEYA Modern-Day Technology Leaders.

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