O'Neill to head Northrop Grumman's IT sector

FRAMINGHAM (03/26/2004) - Northrop Grumman Corp. announced that its Board of Directors has elected James R. O'Neill as corporate vice president and president of the Los Angeles-based company's US$4.8 billion Information Technology sector. O'Neill will report to Ronald D. Sugar, Northrop Grumman's chairman, chief executive officer and president.

He will assume his new position on May 1, 2004, succeeding Herb Anderson, 64. Anderson will remain with the company through Nov. 1, during which time he will serve as corporate vice president in charge of special projects for the CEO. Anderson, who will retire at age 65 in accordance with the company's mandatory retirement policy for officers, will continue to report to Sugar.

O'Neill, 50, currently serves as president of the sector's TASC business unit, which focuses on the intelligence, space and enterprise security markets.

O'Neill came to Northrop Grumman in March 2002 as president of the TASC business unit. Prior to joining the company, O'Neill served as senior vice president and general manager at Oracle Services Industries where he oversaw sales and consulting groups in the company's communications and utilities sectors. He previously served as corporate officer and president of Government Solutions for Lucent Technologies. O'Neill also held senior management positions in the federal government region for Digital Equipment Corporation. He began his career at Sanders Associates, now BAE Systems.

O'Neill received a bachelor's degree from Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire and has attended executive management courses at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.

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