Jim Sutton is Director, Customer Engagement for Northrop Grumman’s Defense Systems sector, a recognized leader in global logistics and modernization, combat systems & mission readiness, advanced weapon systems & services and integrated support solutions to Federal civil and IC agencies, with more than 19,000 employees. In this position, Mr. Sutton has overall responsibility for the Sector’s government, customer and industry relations in both domestic and international markets. He assumed this position in December 2019.
Jim came to Northrop Grumman in 2012 as Director of Strategy & Business Development for NGC’s Technical Services Sector. In this position, Mr. Sutton had overall responsibility for long-range strategy and new business acquisition efforts to strategically position the Sector in domestic and international markets. He became the Sector Director of Global Relations in Technical Services in October 2014 before transitioning to his current role.
Jim previously served in the U. S. Air Force as Director, Plans & Programs for the Ogden Air Logistics Center at Hill Air Force Base in Utah. Jim retired from the Air Force after 20 years on active duty as a judge advocate and 12 years of civil service in the logistics and maintenance businesses. In recent years he was responsible for strategy, business development & transformation of the Ogden ALC--setting the vision for 13,000+ people in the Ogden ALC and the 24,000 people of Team Hill. He also lead Hill’s 8000 person depot maintenance organization--managing cost, schedule and quality of depot repair, overhaul and modification for the A-10, F-16, F-22, and C-130 aircraft, the Minuteman III ICBM, a wide range of commodities, as well as software development and sustainment.
Jim holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida and a Juris Doctorate from Mercer University.