Our Founders

Northrop Grumman's Fathers 

Northrop Grumman's rich heritage includes almost two-dozen legacy companies which pioneered dramatic advances in technology and changed the world. These include transporting Charles Lindbergh across the Atlantic, landing astronauts on the moon, creating advanced electronic systems and information networks and building stealthy flying wings. The leaders shown below were some of the many visionaries who laid the foundation for what is today's Northrop Grumman Corporation. To find out more, click on the names highlighted in blue to read their biographies.

Northrop

Kent Kresa
Kent Kresa

Westinghouse

Walter Evans
Walter Evans

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Claude F. King
Claude F. King

Ryan Aeronautical

T. Claude Ryan
T. Claude Ryan

Litton

Charles "Tex" Thornton
Charles 'Tex' Thornton

Litton

Roy Ash
Roy Ash

TRW

Dean Wooldridge
Dean Wooldridge