Northrop Grumman names chief sustainability officer
Michael Witt was Dow's corporate director of environment, health and safety and sustainability
Northrop Grumman Corp. has named Michael Witt its vice president and chief sustainability officer. He will assume the role on Aug. 9, according to the Falls-Church based Fortune 500 aerospace and defense contractor.
Witt will lead Northrop Grumman’s sustainability initiatives, creating business practices for carbon reduction, resource efficiency and materials management.
Witt previously held leadership positions at Dow Inc. He has a doctorate’s degree in environmental engineering from Michigan State University and a MBA from Northwood University.
Northrop Grumman employs roughly 97,000 people worldwide and reported $36.79 billion in 2020 revenue. The company reported $8.9 million worth of contract awards and $9.2 billion in sales for the first quarter of 2021, up from $8.6 billion in sales for the first quarter of 2020. It received an A- in CDP’s 2020 climate change rankings.