- Oct. 20, 2015
-- Christopher Jones, Corporate Vice President and President of Northrop Grumman’s Technical Services sector was selected to win the Black Engineer of the Year award at the 2015 BEYA STEM Conference, which will take place February 18-20, 2016 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown in Philadelphia, PA.
Jones joined Northrop Grumman in 2004 as director of product support for the Airborne Early Warning Program. In addition to program execution, he provided technical leadership during aircraft design, development, production and fielding, and was a key member of the business strategy development and capture teams. Earlier, Jones worked for Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, where he led analysis, flight tests and research on innovative rotorcraft technologies. He also was the company's technology lead on the RAH-66 Comanche helicopter program and served as chief systems engineer for the Naval Hawk program.
He earned a bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He earned two master's degrees in aerospace engineering and engineering management from the University of Dayton and a doctorate degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Maryland. Jones serves on the board of directors of the National Action Council for Minorities and on the board of visitors of the Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland.
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