VAR500 2010: 25 Top Executives


8. Northrop Grumman

Wes Bush

2009 Revenue: $12.8 billion

Wes Bush took the CEO reins in January and made waves his first day by saying he’d be moving headquarters from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., to better serve its No. 1 customer, the U.S. government. The company had been based in California since 1939. During a conference call in April in which he announced better-than- expected profits, Bush told stock analysts that recent changes in the firm’s deal with the Virginia Information Technologies Agency mean there is “better alignment between the customer and ourselves.”