Wes Bush to Provide Viewpoint
Space industry perspective is a vital part of the National Space Symposium. For 2011, Wes Bush, chief executive officer and president of Northrop Grumman Corporation, will provide that perspective as a featured speaker at the Space Foundation's 27th National Space Symposium. He joins a slate of speakers that includes leaders from military, intelligence, civil, commercial and academic space organizations from around the world.
The 27th National Space Symposium, being held April 11-14, 2011, at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo., is the premier gathering of the global space community. Bush will serve as the primary spokesperson for industry viewpoints and issues.
Bush assumed the role of Northrop Grumman's chief executive officer and president in January 2010. He was elected to the company's Board of Directors in 2009 and also serves on the company's corporate policy council. Bush most recently served as the president and chief operating officer of the company.
Previously he was the corporate vice president and chief financial officer, and, before that, was the president of the company's Space Technology sector. Prior to the acquisition of TRW by Northrop Grumman, he had served since 2001 as president and chief executive officer for TRW's UK-based global Aeronautical Systems. Bush joined TRW in 1987 as a systems engineer and served in engineering, program management and business development roles in TRW's Space & Electronics business. Beginning in 1999, he was vice president and general manager of the TRW telecommunication programs division.
From 2000 to 2001, Bush served as vice president and general manager of TRW Ventures, an organization focused on leveraging TRW's advanced technologies to create new business opportunities in commercial markets. Prior to joining TRW, he held engineering positions with both The Aerospace Corporation and Comsat Labs.
Bush earned a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
About Northrop Grumman
Based in Los Angeles, Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company with 120,000 employees providing innovative systems, products and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuilding and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide.
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