Carol Erikson

Vice President Of Engineering For Space
Northrop Grumman

Carol is vice president of Systems Engineering and Digital Transformation for Northrop Grumman’s Space Systems sector, a space and launch systems provider serving national security, civil and commercial customers. In this role, Carol is responsible for leading initiatives that will enable Space Systems team members to leverage transformational capabilities in model based engineering and digital technology to deliver the innovative solutions needed to solve our nations' most complex and critical missions. Carol joined Northrop Grumman in 1987 as a systems engineer and has held roles of increasing responsibility in technical, supply chain, functional management and program management experience in space systems. Most recently, Carol served as vice president and enterprise program manager for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program and prior to that she served as vice president of Engineering for the heritage Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems sector’s Space Systems Division, where she led engineering efforts across the Space Systems portfolio, including restricted space, the James Webb Space Telescope, and the Advanced Extremely High Frequency programs. Carol earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering and computer science from Stonehill College, a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Notre Dame, and a master's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California.

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