Northrop Grumman to Appoint Andrew Tyler as Chief Executive UK and Europe

  Northrop Grumman to Appoint Andrew Tyler as Chief Executive UK and Europe

  PR Newswire

  LONDON, May 3, 2013

LONDON, May 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC)
has announced that it will appoint Andrew Tyler chief executive for the United
Kingdom and Europe, effective July 1. In this new position, he will play a
leading role in supporting the company's current programmes, developing
strategies for growth and identifying new business opportunities for the
company's activities in the U.K. and Europe, including NATO countries.

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Tyler joins Northrop Grumman from Siemens' Marine Current Turbines where he
was chief executive officer. Prior to that he was chief operating officer at
Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) in the U.K. Ministry of Defence (MoD), the
organisation responsible for the procurement and support of all the equipment
used by the British Armed Forces.

Tyler has more than 20 years' experience leading and managing science,
engineering and technology businesses and international business development
within a variety of markets including offshore oil and gas, commercial
maritime, environmental and defence.

"Andrew brings to Northrop Grumman a wealth of skills, industry knowledge and
experience gained in both the commercial and public sectors," said David
Perry, corporate vice president and chief global business development officer,
Northrop Grumman. "His appointment will be important for our future success in
the U.K. and Europe as we expand our international presence and broaden our
market focus to one that is increasingly global. I am delighted that he is
joining us at this time."

During his five year period at the MoD, Tyler was director, Land and Maritime
in the Defence Procurement Agency, directing a wide portfolio of projects
including the Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers, Type 45 destroyer,
armoured fighting vehicles, artillery and munitions projects, and the F-35
Lightning II aircraft. When the DE&S organisation was formed, he then became
director general, Ships with responsibility for directing the procurement and
support of all the Royal Navy's surface assets.

Tyler became chief operating officer of DE&S in 2008, a role in which he has
been widely credited with transforming equipment support to Afghanistan, and
in achieving major performance improvements in the delivery of complex
engineering projects.

Previously, Tyler held a number of senior executive roles at BMT, the
independent maritime engineering, science and technology consulting and
technical services company.

Tyler earned a BSc in Nautical Studies with first class honours and a PhD from
the University of Plymouth. He graduated with distinction from the Executive
MBA programme at the London Business School.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology;
Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors; and a member of the
Royal Corps of Naval Constructors. In 2010 he was elected a Fellow of the
Royal Academy of Engineering and was appointed Commander of the Order of
British Empire in the 2012 New Year Honours List for services to the U.K.
defence industry.

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative
systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cybersecurity, C4ISR, and
logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide.
Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.

Website: http://www.northropgrumman.com
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