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Tom Jones to Serve as Northrop’s Aeronautics President, Corporate VP

Tom Jones

VP of airborne sensors

Northrop Grumman

Tom Jones to Serve as Northrop’s Aeronautics President, Corporate VP

Northrop Grumman announced that its board of directors has elected Tom Jones as the next corporate vice president and president of the company's aeronautics systems business, effective Jan. 1, 2021. 

Jones brings into the roles about 30 years of experience in the aerospace and defense industry. He will succeed Janis Pamiljans who has announced plans to retire on Feb. 26, 2021. 

“Tom has consistently demonstrated his ability to lead complex businesses in the aerospace and defense industry. He is a seasoned executive and I am excited about the vision he has for our Aeronautics business," said company CEO and President Kathy Warden, a five-time Wash100 winner. 

Jones currently serves as the sector vice president and general manager of the airborne sensors and networks division of Northrop's mission systems sector. 

The business unit delivers command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance solutions; and complex hardware and software products for airborne platforms. He previously led Northrop's advanced technology and undersea systems businesses. 

Jones joined Northrop in 2011 after his tenure at Boeing. He earned bachelor's and master's degrees from Kansas State University. 

Warden also thanked Pamiljans for his contributions to the company. He will remain with Northrop as corporate VP, supporting Warden in his transition and other company initiatives until his retirement.  

“On behalf of the company and the board of directors, I want to sincerely thank Janis for his significant contributions over his 34-year career with Northrop Grumman. His leadership, business and manufacturing prowess and unwavering commitment to our employees and customers is a hallmark of everything he does," Warden said. 

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