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Marine Log

March 3, 2008

Northrop Grumman makes key shipbuilding appointments

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has appointed two Newport News VP's to two newly created key positions at Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, a newly-formed sector of Northrop Grumman Corporation, is made up of the former Northrop Grumman Ship Systems and Newport News shipbuilding entities.

Matthew J. Mulherin has been appointed sector vice president and general manager of Newport News, and Irwin F. Edenzon has been appointed sector vice president and general manager for the Gulf Coast. They will report to Mike Petters, corporate vice president and president of Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, and will have responsibility for operations, program execution and site management with major focus on the successful integration of the Shipbuilding sector.

Mulherin, who joined Newport News in 1981, most recently served as its vice president of programs. Edenzon most recently served as vice president for Newport News' technology development and fleet support division.

Mulherin will be based in Newport News, Va., and will have leadership responsibility for all Newport News programs and operations, including U.S. Navy nuclear-powered submarine and aircraft carrier programs and fleet support.

Edenzon will be based in Pascagoula, Miss., and will lead all Gulf Coast programs and operations, including U.S. Navy destroyer, amphibious assault and surface combatant programs, and the U.S. Coast Guard cutter program. Edenzon also retains responsibility for Continental Maritime, a San Diego shipyard that services and supports U.S. Navy ships stationed on the West Coast, and AMSEC, a full-service provider of engineering, logistics and technical support services.

"The successful integration of Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding will be the major focus for Irwin and Matt in their new positions," said Petters. "Each has extensive knowledge and expertise in every dimension of shipbuilding, from development and design to construction and maintenance to program management.'' said Petters.

As vice president of programs for Newport News, Mulherin successfully led the CVN 21 and CVN 77 aircraft carrier programs, carrier refueling and overhaul programs and the Virginia-class submarine program. Mulherin earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Virginia Tech. He also served as vice president for the CVN 21 program, was the nuclear project manager for Los Angeles-class submarines, and was responsible for Newport News facilities.

Edenzon joined Newport News in 1997 as director of international programs, was director for future carrier programs, and served as vice president for business and technology development among other positions. He previously served in leadership positions with Textron Marine, Sperry Marine and Perry Offshore. He earned a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Rutgers University and a master's in business administration from Florida Atlantic University.

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