Northrop Grumman COO Flach to retire, Warden named next COO
Northrop Grumman announced that two of its elected officers have stated their intent to retire at the end of this year. Gloria A. Flach, chief operating officer, and Sid Ashworth, corporate vice president, Government Relations have announced their decisions to retire from the company, effective Dec. 31, 2017. The Northrop Grumman board of directors has elected Kathy J. Warden president and chief operating officer, effective Jan. 1, 2018. Warden currently is corporate vice president and president, Mission Systems. In her new role, Warden will oversee the company's three operating sectors as well as the integration of the Orbital ATK business upon closing of that transaction. Warden and all sector presidents will continue to be members of the company's Corporate Policy Council. The board of directors also elected Mark A. Caylor corporate vice president and president, Mission Systems; Shawn N. Purvis corporate vice president and president, Enterprise Services; and Lesley A. Kalan corporate vice president, Government Relations. Caylor, Purvis and Kalan will assume their new roles on Jan. 1, 2018. They will also serve as members of the Corporate Policy Council.