Photo Release -- Northrop Grumman Appoints William R. Ermatinger Sector Vice President, Human Resources and Administration


NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Dec. 14, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has promoted William (Bill) R. Ermatinger to sector vice president, Human Resources and Administration, effective Jan. 3, 2005.

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In this position, Ermatinger will be responsible for the Newport News sector's human resources operations and employment, environmental, health and safety, labor relations, community relations, security, equal employment opportunity and diversity, benefits and employee services.

Most recently he was director of employee relations for the Electronic Systems sector in Baltimore where he directed the day-to-day human resources and administration activities.

"Bill brings nearly two decades of experience in human resources and administrative management to this position," said Northrop Grumman Newport News President Mike Petters. "I believe people are the most important component of our success and I am confident that Bill will bring strong leadership to the human resources division and add value as a member of my team."

Ermatinger joined the company in 1987 as an associate human resources representative at the Electronics Systems sector. Since then, he has held a number of human resources management positions with increasing responsibility.

Ermatinger earned a bachelor of arts degree in political science from the University of Maryland.

Northrop Grumman Newport News, headquartered in Newport News, Va., is the nation's sole designer, builder and refueler of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and one of only two companies capable of designing and building nuclear-powered submarines. Newport News also provides after-market services for a wide array of naval and commercial vessels. The Newport News sector employs about 19,000 people.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Dellapenta
          Northrop Grumman Newport News
          (757) 380-3558

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