MORE SPEAKERS LINED UP FOR BUSINESS FORUM.Byline: Daily News
LANCASTER - Boeing and Northrop Grumman Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is an aerospace and defense conglomerate that is the result of the 1994 purchase of Grumman by Northrop. The company is the third largest defense contractor for the U.S. executives have been added to the roster of speakers for Wednesday's Antelope Valley This article is about the Los Angeles County region. For the census-designated place in Wyoming, see Antelope Valley-Crestview, Wyoming.
The 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 The U.S. News & World Report ranked USC 27th among all universities in the United States in its 2008 ranking of "America's Best Colleges", also designating it as one of the "most selective universities" for admitting 8,634 of the almost 34,000 who applied for freshman admission and a master of science degree in computer science from California State University, Fullerton California State University, Fullerton, commonly known as CSUF, CSU Fullerton, or Cal State Fullerton, is a part of the California State University system. The University is located in the city of Fullerton, California, in northern Orange County. .
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 The Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) became synonymous with the later F-35 Lightning II, however until 2001 the term was applied to the competition between the Boeing X-32 and Lockheed Martin X-35. .
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 Noun 1. Bachelor of Science - a bachelor's degree in science
bachelor's degree, baccalaureate - an academic degree conferred on someone who has successfully completed undergraduate studies degree in mathematics systems science from University of California, Los Angeles UCLA comprises the College of Letters and Science (the primary undergraduate college), seven professional schools, and five professional Health Science schools. Since 2001, UCLA has enrolled over 33,000 total students, and that number is steadily rising. .