Our Founders

Our Founders

Visionaries who laid the foundation

Northrop Grumman’s rich heritage includes almost two-dozen legacy companies that 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.

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Jack Northrop

Northrop

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Thomas V. Jones

Northrop

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Kent Kresa

Northrop

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Leroy Grumman

Grumman

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Walter Evans

Westinghouse

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Claude F. King

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T. Claude Ryan

Ryan Aeronautical

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Charles “Tex” Thornton

Litton Industries

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Simon Ramo

TRW

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Dean Wooldridge

TRW

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Burt Rutan

Scaled Composites

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David W. Thompson

Orbital ATK

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