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MORE SPEAKERS LINED UP FOR BUSINESS FORUM.

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LANCASTER - Boeing and Northrop Grumman executives have been added to the roster of speakers for Wednesday's Antelope Valley Business Outlook Conference.

Richard D. Stephens is vice president and general manager of Boeing Space & Communications Services. Gary W. Ervin is sector vice president of Northrop Grumman Air Combat Systems.

The conference is sponsored by the Antelope Valley Board of Trade.

The conference will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Park Plaza Convention Center, 44916 10th St. W. Conference tickets including the luncheon, the annual demographics study, and video are $125 per person or $1,100 for a table of ten.

For more information call the Board of Trade office at (661) 942-9581.

Undersecretary of Defense E.C. ``Pete'' Aldridge will be the keynote luncheon speaker. Dain Hancock, the president of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., will also speak.

Based in Seal Beach, Stephens is responsible for customer service and contract acquisition for the Boeing Space and Communications Services. He started his career with Boeing in 1980 and has served as the vice president of Boeing Reusable Space Systems, Guidance, Navigation and Sensors Division; and Tactical Systems Division.

Stephens holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from University of Southern California and a master of science degree in computer science from California State University, Fullerton.

Among Ervin's responsibilities for Northrop Grumman Air Combat Systems are the B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber program, the Global Hawk and other unmanned systems, and the company's participation in the joint strike fighter program.

Air Combat Systems has sites in Palmdale, San Diego, North Dakota, Missouri, Oklahoma and Utah.

Before joining Northrop Grumman in August, Ervin was employed with Lockheed Martin Aeronautics for 22 years, with his most recent position being vice president of Advanced Development programs for Lockheed Martin in Palmdale. He received a bachelor of science degree in mathematics systems science from University of California, Los Angeles.
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