Northrop Grumman Employees Mary Petryszyn and Katherine Medalle Honored at Society of Women Engineers Conference

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Oct. 26, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) employees Mary Petryszyn and Katherine Medalle received awards this weekend at the annual conference of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), held in Nashville, Tennessee. SWE awards recognize individuals who enhance the engineering profession through contributions to industry, education and the community.

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Petryszyn, vice president, global strategy and mission solutions, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, received the Global Leadership Award for outstanding contributions in engineering and technical management in an international setting. She is responsible for building Aerospace Systems sector’s global presence by developing and expanding programs and systems worldwide.

Petryszyn has worked with government and industry leaders across the globe in markets including Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Greece, India, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, the Republic of Korea, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. She is a fellow life member of SWE, serves on the SWE Corporate Partnership Council and in 2005 she received the SWE Upward Mobility Award for her contributions to the engineering field. Petryszyn is also a lifetime member of the Girl Scouts and a recipient of the 2000 Woman of Distinction Award from the Mile Hi Girl Scout Council. She earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from Clarkson University and a master’s degree in computer engineering from Syracuse University.

Medalle, director of airborne tactical sensors product support, Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems, received an Emerging Leader award for her active engagement in engineering and outstanding technical accomplishments. She is responsible for international and domestic customer support and sustainment of a Northrop Grumman sensor providing mission critical support to customers. She has supported sensors for many aircraft programs such as the KC-135, F-15 and F-16.

Medalle is involved with Northrop Grumman employee resource groups, as the chair of the Women’s Initiative for Networking and Success, and a board member of the Asian Pacific Professional Network. She mentors Northrop Grumman engineers, Marquette University female engineering students and high school students through the Northrop Grumman High School Involvement Program. She earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Marquette University and a master’s in product development from Northwestern University.

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cyber, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.

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