Prior to this appointment, Mitchell was the Vice President of Manufacturing, and site management of El Segundo & remote site locations. Mitchell’s responsibility was to ensure the on-time delivery of high-quality, affordable products and services such as the F/A-18E/F/G Super Hornet fighter aircraft, Global Hawk and Triton High-Altitude, Long-Endurance unmanned aircrafts, Fire Scout Unmanned helicopter, the composites center, advanced paint and coatings and fabrication operations. Mitchell also served as Vice President of Production Operations and the Lake Charles site manager for the Technical Services sector. Mitchell’s primary responsibility was the production operations/ maintenance of the Joint STARS, UKAWACS and KC-10 tanker and Hunter unmanned aircrafts and Army Land Vehicles.
Prior to his Vice Presidency, Mitchell served as the director of the Palmdale Manufacturing Center and the director of the El Segundo Manufacturing Center of the Aerospace System sector respectively. In those roles, Mitchell supported key programs such as the Long Range Strike (B-2) Bomber, Global Hawk Unmanned Surveillance System, F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, Target drones, UCAS-D, the F/A-18 Super Hornet program, the Composite Center, and numerous restricted programs.
Prior to joining Northrop Grumman, Mitchell worked for McDonnell Douglas/ Boeing in various positions of increased responsibility in the production and development field on programs such as the C-17, MD-80/90, 717, MD-11 & DC-10.
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