Ruth Bishop

Portrait of Ruth BishopBackground and Experience

Ruth Bishop is vice president of Global Mission Excellence and Technology for the Technology Services sector. In this position, she has executive responsibility for all engineering, logistics and technology processes, services and systems across the sector, and executive responsibility for mission assurance, compliance, supplier assurance, personnel safety, environmental, health and system safety and continuous improvement functions.  

Ruth has more than 35 years of aerospace experience. She joined Northrop Grumman in 1981 as a laboratory technician with the former Westinghouse Electric Corporation in Baltimore, and has held positions of increasing responsibility during her career with the company. Her accomplishments include leading large Mission Assurance teams that achieved 100 percent quality ratings on more than 80 large programs, standing up both innovation frameworks to target new business development arenas, and technical training organizations.  Additionally, she delivered risk mitigation solutions for supply chain operations, and implemented an enterprise risk mitigation system at ES sector.

Ruth earned her bachelor degrees in Electrical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and in Biological Sciences from the University of Delaware, respectively. She has completed the Six Sigma black belt certification, and is 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. In addition, she holds several patent disclosures for engineering innovations, and has 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.