Jeff Foote Vice President, NASA Programs Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems


Jeff Foote
As vice president of NASA Programs, Jeff Foote is responsible for the execution and financial performance of Northrop Grumman’s critical NASA programs, including the largest solid rocket motors in the world for use on NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) and the propulsion for the Orion Launch Abort System (LAS). 

Foote has 32 years of engineering and leadership experience in the aerospace industry and energy sector. He began his career as a structural engineer with Hercules Aerospace in 1984 and has held various leadership positions of increasing responsibility. As president and general manager of the company’s Propulsion Division, Foote was responsible for integrating all space launch solid rocket motor manufacturing at Promontory and Bacchus, operations management and program management for NASA’s space shuttle booster and managing all operations to achieve continually lower labor and supplier costs. As vice president of the Aerospace group, Foote led the capture of over 90 percent of the U.S. market share in solid propulsion, doubled the sales to international customers and achieved the Boeing Gold Supplier Award for both propulsion and launch structures businesses. 

Foote’s leadership positions in the energy sector include vice president of Communications and Enterprise Solutions at Flying J Inc., president of Longhorn Pipeline, and most recently, director of Pipeline Integrity Technology at TD Williamson, where he headed the engineering development and manufacturing of pipeline inspections systems and data analysis software. 

A native of Delaware, Foote earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Delaware and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Utah.

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