Q&A with Michelle Scarpella, VP for Boeing F/A 18 subcontractor

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…

Michelle Scarpella.jpg(Photo: Northrop Grumman)


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