Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) today named Anthony (Tony) Spehar vice president and program manager for the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Prime Integration Contract (IPIC), a 15-year effort to modernize and maintain the reliability, safety and security of the nation’s entire force of land-based Minuteman III missiles.
Most recently, Spehar was the chief engineer and director of the company’s Missile Systems Center of Excellence, which consists of some 500 missile engineers in six states. Prior to that, he was vice president and general manager of the former Kinetic Energy Interceptors (KEI) program. Spehar succeeds Jim Meyers, who will retire effective May 31 after a 16-year career with Northrop Grumman.
“Tony Spehar brings technical and program management strength to the position that will continue the achievements that Jim Meyers managed so well,” said John Clay, vice president of Missile Systems for the company’s Aerospace Systems sector.
In addition to serving as KEI general manager, Spehar also held a similar position for the IPIC Minuteman III Propulsion Replacement Program, as well as other ICBM modernization efforts such as the Rapid Execution and Combat Targeting Service Life Extension Program.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in physics and a master’s degree in nuclear engineering from the University of Utah. He also completed the Advanced Program Management Course at the Defense Systems Management College in Fort Belvoir, Va.
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