Ruth Bishop

Vice President, Baltimore Engineering Center of Excellence (BCOE) and Emerging Capabilities Development (ECD) Engineering and Sciences, Northrop Grumman Mission Systems

Ruth Bishop is the vice president of Engineering and Sciences for the BCOE and ECD of Northrop Grumman’s Mission Systems sector. She leads an organization of more than 3,000 employees in all aspects of engineering, sciences, analytics and logistics execution across sectors’ programs.

In this role, Bishop leads the discipline-based organizations in engineering and sciences to facilitate technical execution, engineering strategy, resources, staffing and technical development for multiple divisions and sectors. She has executive responsibility for all engineering and sciences activities in the BCOE as well as ECD.

Ruth has more than 35 years of experience in the aerospace and defense industry. She joined Northrop Grumman in 1981 as a laboratory technician with the former Westinghouse Electric Corporation in Baltimore. Her accomplishments include leading independent research and development programs, and teams that achieve high-quality standards. In addition, she has stood up innovation frameworks to target new business development arenas, program operations, and technical training organizations. She has delivered risk mitigation solutions for supply chain operations and implemented an enterprise risk mitigation system.

Ruth earned bachelor degrees in electrical engineering from Johns Hopkins University and in biological sciences from the University of Delaware. She is a certified Six Sigma black belt and a certified manager of quality/operational excellence through the American Society for Quality. She has also completed leadership studies through the Darden Business School at the University of Virginia. She holds several patent disclosures for engineering innovations and has been published in technical and research journals on leading defense technologies. Ruth currently serves on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee for the USO Metro. She also serves on the University of Michigan Diversity, Equity and Inclusion External Advisory Board as well as the Leadership Advisory Board for the College of Engineering. In addition, she serves as a member of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Advisory Committee for the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering. She also serves on the University of Maryland Advisory Board for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE).

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