Michelle Scarpella joined Northrop Grumman from university. Now she is vice-president responsible for all aspects of its fuselage and vertical tail work as a Boeing F/A-18 subcontractor in El Segundo, California.
How did you begin your career at Northrop Grumman?
I joined the company right after earning a bachelor’s degree from California State University, Fullerton. I started work on the B-2 programme as a quality engineer.
I didn’t really have a specific career plan when I started; in fact, I was 15 years into my career here when I started to tell people what I was seeking and where I wanted to go. I learned from that, and now I mentor four people, all young and fresh out of college. I’m helping them control their own destiny. Continue reading the interview…