80th SAWE Conference - Standards and Practices Luncheon

80th SAWE International Conference on Mass Properties Engineering
October 2-6, 2021
Cocoa Beach, Florida
Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront

Standards and Practices Luncheon

 Craig Woolston
 Vice President & Chief Engineer
 Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems





Craig Woolston   serves   as   a   vice   president   of   engineering and chief engineer for a major program within the Strike portfolio of   Northrop   Grumman’s   Aeronautical    Systems Sector, a premier provider of manned and unmanned aircraft and advanced technologies critical to our nation’s security.

In this role, Woolston is the key technical voice for   the   program, assuring the design is optimized to best meet all the challenging technical performance and cost requirements with a well-understood level of risk.

In his prior role as the San Diego Autonomous Design Center leader Craig was responsible for ensuring all elements of the Center of Excellence are integrated. This organizational construct firmly places the responsibility, accountability, and authority for performance with the local leadership, better positioning our teams to perform technical reviews, satisfy local staffing needs, and provide support to our programs.

Previously, Craig was Vice President and Program Manager of Advance Technology Demonstration Center (ATDC), within Strategic Systems Division of the Aerospace Sector. Since 2005, he has held various positions, including systems engineering, proposal development, deputy chief engineer, Chief Architect and Deputy Program Manager of Advance Technology Demonstration Center (ATDC).

Mr. Woolston has twenty-five years of experience in the aerospace industry. Prior to joining Northrop Grumman in 2005, he has held multiple positions at Lockheed Martin Skunk Works. Craig is a graduate of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.   He   graduated   with   a   bachelor’s degree    in    Aeronautics    Engineering and minor in Computer Science. Mr. Woolston received a master’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, Pomona.