FALLS CHURCH, Va., Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Three Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) employees received awards this weekend at the annual conference of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), held in Los Angeles.
Gene Fraser, vice president of Programs, Quality and Engineering, received the Rodney D. Chipp Memorial award which celebrates the work of a man or company who has made a significant contribution to the acceptance and advancement of women in engineering. Fraser was recognized for his support of women engineers and establishing the Women in Leadership program in the Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems sector.
Zohra Hemani, senior engineering manager, Northrop Grumman's Information Systems, received an Emerging Leader award for her active engagement in engineering and outstanding technical accomplishments; and Diana Joch, systems engineer, Northrop Grumman Information Systems, received a Fellow Grade award for continuous service to the advancement of women in the engineering profession.
Fraser leads Northrop Grumman's program management, quality and engineering initiatives. Previously, he oversaw all engineering functions for Northrop Grumman's Aerospace Systems sector, was vice president for Strike and Surveillance Systems and program manager for the B-2 Spirit bomber. Fraser served more than 27 years in key leadership positions on government programs in the U.S. Marine Corps including command of an F/A-18 strike fighter squadron and commanding officer of the U.S. Navy's Atlantic Test Wing. He earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Florida.
Hemani manages a multidisciplinary team of more than 40 engineers supporting enterprise systems for the federal government. She has managed several large programs for Northrop Grumman including one which successfully migrated geospatial information to a service-oriented-architecture for a Department of Defense (DOD) customer. She has developed patent pending technologies, published six articles and in 2007 received a Women of Color Rising Star award. Hemani earned a bachelor's degree in computer science fromGeorge Washington University and a master's in business from the University of Maryland.
Diana Joch manages major software interoperability and certification testing for a DOD customer and has worked in information technology designing, building and maintaining distributed systems for various organizations in the DOD. She has been a member of the SWE since 1991 helping create the group's organizational framework and serving on the board of directors and board of trustees. She earned a bachelor's degree in computer engineering from Boston University and a master's in information systems from American University.