Aerospace Systems Leadership Changes–Tim Frei Named Sector Vice President of Global Strategy and Mission Solutions

Global Strategy and Mission Solutions leadership alignment driven by growth and opportunity

As we continue to address the dynamic opportunities ahead for Aerospace Systems, I am pleased to announce the following sector leadership changes, effective immediately.

Tim Frei will assume the role of sector vice president of Global Strategy and Mission Solutions, replacing Mary Petryszyn who was recently appointed sector vice president and general manager of the Land and Avionics C4ISR division at Mission Systems. In this role, Tim will be responsible for the development, expansion and growth of the sector’s business, program and product pursuits worldwide.

Previously, Tim served as vice president of Communications Systems for the Space Systems division, which provides architectures, systems, payloads, advanced products and technologies to satisfy the communication needs of air, space and terrestrial users across the Department of Defense, intelligence, NASA, civil, commercial and international communities.

Tim brings critical experience and extensive knowledge in strategy development, capture, end-to-end engineering, and investment portfolio and program management across the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, Military and Civil space, and advanced technology mission areas. During the past 10 years as a growth-focused leader in Space Systems, Tim’s leadership has resulted in over $14 billion in new business for Northrop Grumman. Tim has a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California at Los Angeles. He also completed the UCLA Executive Program at the Anderson School of Business.

Scott Winship will assume the role of vice president of Strategy and New Business Growth reporting to Tim. In this role, Scott will lead the sector’s strategic development initiatives.

Most recently, as vice president of Advanced Air Warfare Development, Scott led enterprisewide strategic integration and the pursuit of new opportunities in the Strategic Systems portfolio. Under Scott’s leadership, the Autonomous Systems team has achieved several game-changing hallmarks, specifically in the area of unmanned combat aircraft systems. Scott led the team that designed and built the X-47B, and the strategy for integrating an unmanned combat aircraft system into the Navy’s carrier-based operations, which demonstrated several “firsts” including its takeoff from and landing on the deck of a moving aircraft carrier, and the first in-air autonomous aerial fueling demonstration. Scott has a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from San Diego State University.

Please join me in congratulating Tim and Scott on their new roles and supporting them during their transition.


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