February 23, 2009
Northrop Grumman names two shipbuilding VP's
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has appointed vice presidents of quality and process excellence at Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding's Newport News, Va. and Gulf Coast operations.
Jennifer Boykin has been appointed vice president of quality and process excellence for Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding in Newport News, Va., while Dave Belanger gets the same title at the Gulf Coast operation.
Boykin reports to Matt Mulherin, sector vice president and general manager of Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding's Newport News operations. Belanger reports to Irwin F. Edenzon, sector vice president and general manager of Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding's Gulf Coast operations
Both have responsibilities for the formulation, management and oversight of quality and process excellence programs, policies, goals and objectives and direct and control the planning, development, and enforcement of comprehensive and integrated quality and continuous improvement programs.
Boykin joined the company in 1987 in the nuclear engineering department. She most recently served as vice president of process excellence and has held progressively responsible positions, including director of facilities and waterfront support, program manager for the nuclear engineering division, and construction superintendent for the aircraft carrier program during construction of the USS John C. Stennis and USS Harry S. Truman.
She earned a bachelor's degree in marine engineering from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and a master's degree in engineering management from The George Washington University.
Belanger comes to the Gulf Coast from Newport News, where he was most recently director of quality and technical services. Since joining the company in 1985, he has held positions of increasing responsibility in the test engineering organization, large scale vehicle program office, and was manager of quality assurance.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a Master of Science degree in engineering management from The George Washington University, and a Master of Science degree in systems engineering from the University of Virginia. He is registered as a professional engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia.