updated 1/31/2011 9:16:49 AM ET 2011-01-31T14:16:49

BALTIMORE, Jan. 31, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has named Nicholas G. Paraskevopoulos vice president of engineering for the company's Electronic Systems sector.

Northrop Grumman names Nicholas G. Paraskevopoulos Vice President of Engineering for its Electronic Systems sector

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In his new position, Paraskevopoulos will have executive responsibility for the sector's engineering organization, and will work to optimize program performance, customer satisfaction and shareholder value.

Paraskevopoulos joined the company in 2003 and has held a number of leadership positions in the Electronic Systems sector. Most recently, he served as director, advanced technology and systems architectures in the Advanced Concepts and Technologies Division. Previously, he served as director of internal research and development (R&D) and as manager of advanced aperture technologies and architectures.  

Prior to coming to Northrop Grumman, he was vice president of R&D and engineering for Terk Technologies, a consumer electronics company. There he was responsible for the development of a variety of products ranging from a multi-satellite television dish to one of the first satellite radio car antennas.  

Paraskevopoulos received a bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania and both master's and doctoral degrees in electrical engineering from Rutgers University.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuilding and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.    

CONTACT: Tom Delaney
         Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems
         (410) 993-6454

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