Northrop Grumman, the world’s fifth largest defense contractor, has appointed Robert J. Fleming as vice president of the company’s land and self protection systems (L&SPS) division, putting him in charge of cyber, unattended systems and division strategy.
Fleming will step into a newly defined job at the company, where he will be in charge of developing and producing the L&SPS division's unmanned aircraft systems sensors and electronic attack programs.
On top of those responsibilities, Fleming will take charge of the Rolling Meadows-based L&SPS division's cyber capabilities, coordinating with Northrop Grumman’s cyber division.
Jeffrey Q. Palombo, Northrop Grumman’s L&SPS division general manager, said Fleming’s background makes him the perfect fit for the new position. Fleming earned an MBA degree from the Wharton School and a doctorate in electronic engineering from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa.
"Fleming's blend of technical expertise and strategic planning experience make him a tremendous asset to our organization," Palombo said "I look forward to seeing these important areas of our business grow and thrive under his leadership."
Fleming originally came to Northrop Grumman in 2005 as an engineering technical director on the company’s E-2D Integrated Cockpit program. Since, he has held a number of technical, program and functional leadership positions.