March 30, 2012

Northrop Grumman hosts civic day event to celebrate 50 years in Woodland Hills

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Ben Harris (second from left) of U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman's office presented a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol Building to Liz Iversen, sector vice president and general manager of Northrop Grumman's Navigation Systems Division, at a Civic Day event at Northrop Grumman. Fred Flores (far left) of Rep. Howard Berman's office and Bob Haueter (far right) of Rep. Howard McKeon's office also honored Northrop Grumman for the company's 50-year presence in Woodland Hills, California.

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. – Northrop Grumman hosted government and business leaders at an event last week to mark the 50th anniversary of the company’s Woodland Hills, Calif., facility.

Liz Iversen, sector vice president and general manager of Northrop Grumman’s Navigation Systems Division, addressed the crowd with a short overview of the company and its rich history in the Los Angeles area. Additionally, attendees participated in tours of the facility, including a look at the glass manufacturing lab for the company’s precision navigation products and the situational awareness area that develops integrated cockpits and avionics equipment for aircraft such as the UH-1Y.

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Jarrod DeGonia presented a commendation on behalf of Los Angeles County Supervisors Mike Antonovich and Zev Yaroslavsky to Northrop Grumman in celebration of the company’s 50 years in Woodland Hills, Calif. Liz Iversen, sector vice president and general manager of Northrop Grumman’s Navigation Systems Division, accepted the honor on behalf of the company.

Event attendees included local community leaders and members of the Valley Industry and Commerce Association, as well as government representatives. Ben Harris of U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman’s office honored Northrop Grumman for its 50-year presence in Woodland Hills by presenting a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol Building. Additionally, Jarrod DeGonia presented a commendation to the company on behalf of Los Angeles County Supervisors Mike Antonovich and Zev Yaroslavsky.

“We are very pleased that we were able to open our doors to business and community leaders for a special look at our facility,” said Iversen. “We hope that they gained a greater understanding of our longtime presence in the Los Angeles area and our leadership in precision navigation.”

As the headquarters of NSD, the Woodland Hills site specializes in the development of inertial navigation systems, inertial sensor technologies, and situational awareness systems for defense and commercial markets. The site drives the company’s navigation systems business, contributing to NSD having more inertial navigation systems used on aircraft than all other manufacturers combined. Since 1961, the facility has grown to occupy eight buildings on a 58-acre campus, which is home to more than 1,200 employees.

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