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. He serves as a senior advisor to various businesses and organizations, including Ares Management LLC, an asset manager and registered investment advisor; Bain & Company, a global management consulting firm; and the G100 Network and the World 50, peer-to-peer exchanges for current and former senior executives from some of the world's largest companies.
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: Alliance College-Ready Schools; 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: Sugar brings to the board extensive board and senior executive expertise in business and finance. He served as chairman and chief executive officer of a Fortune 500 public company, providing him insight into and experience with the operations, challenges and complex issues facing large corporations. Sugar has significant expertise in manufacturing, technology, finance, government affairs, international marketing, long investment cycles and environmental issues. While chairman and chief executive officer of Northrop Grumman, he oversaw environmental assessments and remediations at shipyards and aircraft and electronics factories. Sugar’s career has included service as chief financial officer of TRW, Inc., providing additional financial expertise.
Updated: April 2014