REDONDO BEACH, Calif.
May 20, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) today announced it has appointed
Andrew W. Reynolds
vice presidents of manufacturing operations and site managers for the company's aircraft integration centers of excellence in
St. Augustine, Fla.
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In her new role, McGlade will be responsible for managing and integrating all manufacturing and support operations at the
site in coordination with the company's various aircraft programs and other functional organizations. For the immediate future, she also will lead production of the E-2 Hawkeye aircraft. The site produces, modifies, repairs and overhauls military aircraft and subassemblies.
McGlade joined the company in 1986 and has experience in manufacturing, logistics and program management roles at multiple sites across the corporation. Most recently, she served as program director for the
site's E-2/C-2 international programs, and as deputy program director for Navy E-2D production. She earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of
New York University
and a master's degree in business administration from
Reynolds will manage and integrate all manufacturing and support operations at the
site in coordination with the manufacturing center's multiple programs and functional organizations. The site assembles, integrates, tests and maintains some of the world's most advanced aircraft, including the F-35, B-2 Spirit and RQ-4 Global Hawk. For the immediate future, Reynolds also will continue to serve in his current role as the production leader for Northrop Grumman Aerospace System's portion of the F-35 program.
Reynolds brings more than 25 years of experience in manufacturing and production operations to his new role. His previous assignments include director of manufacturing operations and deputy site manager for the
site. He earned a bachelor's degree in business management from
Sonoma State University
and is a graduate of the
University of California, Los Angeles
Executive Management Program.
The appointments follow the company's March designation of the
sites as centers of excellence, part of Northrop Grumman's overall approach to improving its strategic alignment with its customers' need for increasingly innovative and affordable products, services and solutions.
"Both Chris and Andy bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to roles that are important to our company and our customers alike," said
, sector vice president, global manufacturing, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. "These sites are unique.
produces the entire E-2D Hawkeye from start to finish and supports a number of other programs.
produces critical elements of several significant manned and unmanned aircraft, and is the home of the groundbreaking F-35 Integrated Assembly Line. Each site's mission presents its own challenges and opportunities, and Chris and Andy will lead both teams very well."
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