Ronald D. Sugar served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Northrop Grumman from 2003 until his retirement in 2010. During his tenure, Northrop Grumman grew to become the nation’s second largest defense contractor with 120,000 employees and $35B annual revenue. Prior to joining Northrop Grumman in 2001, Ron held senior operating, technical, and financial positions at TRW Inc. and Litton Industries.
Ron is currently a director of Apple Inc., Chevron Corporation, Amgen Inc., Air Lease Corporation and serves as senior advisor to the private investment firm Ares Management LLC, and to Bain & Co. He is a trustee of the University of Southern California, member of UCLA Anderson School of Management board of visitors, director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, director of Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools, and national trustee of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. He is past chairman of the Aerospace Industries Association, a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and a fellow of both the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Royal Aeronautical Society. He was appointed earlier by the President of the United States to the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee. He received BS (summa cum laude), MS, and PhD degrees in engineering from UCLA.