Northrop Grumman’s Gloria A. Flach keynote speaker at Women in NextGen Manufacturing & Engineering Forum
With years of industry experience and leadership roles under her belt, Gloria A. Flach is set to bring her extensive knowledge to RMI’s “Women in NextGen Manufacturing & Engineering” event as the forum’s keynote speaker. With Northrop Grumman since 1981, Flach has flourished, and she is now the corporate vice president and president of Northrop Grumman’s Electronic Systems sector.
Northrop Grumman is a world leader in defense electronics systems. Flach oversees the Electronic Systems sector’s business operations in areas such as defense electronics, airspace management systems, navigation systems, radar and self protection systems, communications systems, marine systems, space systems, oceanic and naval systems, government systems and logistics services. She is a member of the company’s Corporate Policy Council.
When Zentech’s President, Matt Turpin, was asked how his Baltimore company can compete against Asian electronics manufacturers, he smiled quietly.
“At least once a month, I get asked about how we, as a local company, can compete in this space,” said Turpin.
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