After 40 years of professional experience in the defense industry, including 26 years with Northrop Grumman, Larry Harrell retired as a Northrop Grumman Vice President in February 2008.. He started Larry Harrell and Associates in 2009 and provides consulting services for businesses.
He was the Managing Director and CEO of AGS Industries GmbH, a joint venture company that represented the interest of the six shareholder companies and the Industrial Participation interests of the other NATO countries. He was responsible for managing the prime contract for the NATO AGS Program. As the prime contractor, he led the JV in preparing the AGS-I proposal, negotiations, and issuing contracts to the six core industries and the main sensor provider (Transatlantic Cooperative Advanced Radar).
Prior to this assignment, Larry was Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Technology in charge of Integrated Systems and Platforms with responsibilities for coordination among Northrop Grumman’s Newport News, Ship Systems, and Integrated Systems sectors. His responsibilities included Sector business strategy, front-end merger, acquisition and divestiture, and optimizing technology investments in connection with developing the company’s strategic framework.
Larry was part of the Northrop Grumman Corporate mergers and acquisition team from 1994-2006, which completed 23 transactions totaling more than $40B. He led the acquisition team for the acquisition and integration of Litton’s Ingalls and Avondale shipyards and the Newport News acquisition and integration. He also led the divestiture team in the divestiture of the TRW Automotive business and closing of the TRW Corporate office.
Larry has expertise in engineering, test and evaluation, research and development, program management, manufacturing operations, business development, Corporate strategy, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and acquisition integration including cost saving initiatives.
Larry holds a bachelor degree in aeronautical engineering from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and a master’s degree in technology management from Pepperdine University. He has also earned a certificate in toxic and hazardous materials management from the University of California at Los Angeles, and completed executive management and marketing programs from the UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management, MIT, and the Cranfield University School of Management in London.
Larry has also served on the Board of Directors for Scaled Composites, Aurora Flight Sciences, and Hiller Aviation Institute. In 2000 he was Chairman of the Board of Directors for TRW Automotive. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board for Perfect Point EDM.