Ronald D. Sugar
Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Northrop Grumman Corp.
Director since 2005
Ronald D. Sugar is the retired chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Northrop Grumman Corporation, a global defense and technology company.
Prior Positions Held: Sugar was chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Northrop Grumman Corporation from 2003 until 2010 and president and chief operating officer from 2001 until 2003. He was president and chief operating officer of Litton Industries, Inc., from 2000 until 2001.
Public Company Directorships: Air Lease Corporation; Amgen, Inc.; Apple Inc.
Other Directorships, Trusteeships and Memberships: Senior Advisor, Ares Management LLC; Boys & Girls Clubs of America; Los Angeles Philharmonic Association; National Academy of Engineering; UCLA Anderson School of Management Board of Visitors; University of Southern California.
Qualifications, Experience, Attributes and Skills: Dr. Sugar has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of a Fortune 500 public company, providing him insight and experience into the operations, challenges and complex issues facing large corporations. Dr. Sugar has extensive board and senior executive–level expertise in manufacturing, technology, finance, government affairs, international marketing, long investment cycles and environmental issues. While Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Northrop Grumman, Dr. Sugar oversaw environmental assessments and remediations at shipyards and aircraft electronics factories. Dr. Sugar's career has included service as Chief Financial Officer of TRW, Inc., providing additional financial expertise. As retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Northrop, Dr. Sugar also has firsthand knowledge of the business climate in California, where Chevron is headquartered.
Updated: July 2013