Tom Jones Corporate Vice President and President Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems
AIAA AVIATION Forum 2023
Thomas (Tom) H. Jones is corporate vice president and president of Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems, a premier provider of military aircraft, autonomous systems, aerospace structures and next-generation solutions with major operations throughout the United States, including California, Florida, Mississippi, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma and Utah.
Jones has held a number of leadership positions within Northrop Grumman, including the vice president and general manager for Advanced Concepts and Technologies at Northrop Grumman Mission Systems. Prior to joining Northrop Grumman in 2011, he served in a variety of roles of increasing responsibility at Rockwell International and Boeing.
Jones earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Kansas State University and took additional doctoral-level coursework at the University of Southern California. He has been active in a variety of community organizations, including church, parochial schools, YMCA and youth soccer coaching. Jones served as the Chairman of the Corporate Program Management Council from 2013 through 2015.