Sr. Vice President
Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
Vice President, Engineering, for Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, a premier provider of manned and unmanned aircraft, space systems, missile systems and advanced technologies critical to our nations security. Mr. Flores is responsible for managing and deploying people, processes, tools and test resources in support of Aerospace Systems programs, along with development of design and support engineering process, tools, and procedures that maximize collaborative development across the enterprise.
Since joining Northrop Grumman in 1978 at the legacy TRW Company, Mr. Flores career has spanned a wide range of roles, from functional management to business development to program management positions. Most recently, he was Sector Vice President, Engineering and Programs at the former Integrated Systems Sector. During his career, Mr. Flores has contributed to the successful development of satellite communication systems, avionics communications systems for advanced fighters, and terrestrial radio systems.
As one of the founders of the Radio Systems organization at Northrop Grumman, Mr. Flores was instrumental in establishing Northrop Grummans software-defined radio technology as the baseline on the F/A-22, Comanche, and F-35 Joint Strike Fighter programs. Mr. Flores holds Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California. His graduate work has focused on communications systems design. Mr. Flores is also a graduate of the University of California, San Diego Executive Program for Scientists and Engineers and is a Six Sigma Green Belt.