McGlade will lead local Center of Excellence

400-Christine-McGladeNorthrop Grumman Corporation announced to Historic City News today the appointment of Christine McGlade as vice president of manufacturing operations and site manager for the company’s aircraft integration “Center of Excellence” in St Augustine.

In her new role, McGlade will be responsible for managing and integrating all manufacturing and support operations at the St. Augustine site in coordination with the company’s various aircraft programs and other functional organizations.

“Christine has been an active member of the Chamber and has served on the Chamber Board of Directors,” St Johns County Chamber of Commerce President Kirk Wendland told members. “She will now join the Board of Advisors of the Chamber.”

For the immediate future, she also will lead production of the E-2 Hawkeye aircraft. The site produces, modifies, repairs and overhauls military aircraft and subassemblies.

McGlade joined the company in 1986 and has experience in manufacturing, logistics and program management roles at multiple sites across the corporation. Most recently, she served as program director for the St. Augustine site’s E-2/C-2 international programs, and as deputy program director for Navy E-2D production.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University and a master’s degree in business administration from Adelphi University in New York.

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