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Ronald Sugar

Ronald D. Sugar
Born July 30, 1948[1]
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Ethnicity White
Alma mater UCLA
Occupation Businessman
Chairman & CEO at
Northrop Grumman (2003-2010)
Salary US$ 1,510,580 (2007)
Total: US$ 20,582,800 (2007)[2]
Predecessor Kent Kresa
Political party
Board member of
Chevron Corp. (2005-), Apple Inc. (2010-)
Spouse(s) Valerie Sugar
Children 2

Ronald D. Sugar (born July 30, 1948) has been chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Northrop Grumman Corporation, a global defense company, since 2003.[3] On September 16, 2009, he announced that he would retire as CEO from Northrop Grumman at the end of the year, to be succeeded by former Chief Operating Officer Wesley G. Bush.[4] He has also been a director of Chevron Corporation since 2005 and Apple, Inc. since 2010.[5] In 1968, he graduated summa cum laude in engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles.[6] He obtained a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from UCLA in 1971.[7] He is a member of the USC Board of Trustees.[8]

Prior positions held

  • President and chief operating officer of Northrop Grumman Corporation from 2001 until 2003.
  • President and chief operating officer of Litton Industries, Inc., from 2000 until 2001.
  • President and chief operating officer of TRW Aerospace and Information Systems.


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  3. ^ Chevron - Ronald D. Sugar
  4. ^ Northrop Grumman CEO Ronald Sugar Retiring
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  6. ^ Northrop Grumman Bio
  7. ^ ProQuest disseration search
  8. ^ Board of Trustees, University of Southern California, Accessed April 13, 2008.

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