• 2019 GMiS Luminary •
As the Logistics Program Manager for Northrop Grumman’s Aerospace Systems division, Orlando I. Ramos-Negron supervises a team handling multiple logistics disciplines. His responsibilities include Reliability and Maintainability Modeling and Simulation, Supportability, and Technical Publications. He also supports Supply and Training to ensure on-time delivery of more than five contract deliverables, and he collaborates with multiple Product Teams to integrate logistics and product support insight into vehicle design.
Mr. Ramos-Negron delivers responses to requests for estimates from the division and develops Cost vs Aircraft Availability trade space while optimizing scheduled maintenance schemes. His efforts managing parts level of repair, repair turnaround times and maintenance have led to investment cost savings of approximately $77 million.
In addition to all of the logistics work he supervises, Mr. Ramos-Negron serves as the president of Northrop Grumman’s ADELANTE Hispanic Employee Resource Group for the Aerospace Sector, and he’s the main developer for performing company wide Diversity and Inclusion initiatives throughout five chapters across the continental U.S. He’s also the main spokesperson for ADELANTE’s mission, vision and goals to recruit, retain and develop Hispanic talent across the sector. In this role he has spent over 400 hours developing and leading more than 200programs focused on business partnerships, professional development and community outreach.
Mr. Ramos-Negron has earned several accolades during his career, including the Enterprise People's Choice Model Citizen Award, two Most Inclusive Northrop Grumman ERG Chapter Awards, and three Bravo! Gold and Silver Awards for Outstanding Performance from Northrop Grumman. He has also earned certifications for Agile Project Management from the California Institute of Technology, and for BOE and Earned Value Management System while he worked at Raytheon, where he also achieved Green Belt status as a Six Sigma Specialist.
Mr. Ramos-Negron earned his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering (Control Systems) with cum laude honors from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, and he’s the first college graduate in his family. He received his M.S. in Systems Engineering just last year from the Florida Institute of Technology.