Who's Who of Top Executives

 Francisco Ramirez

Title: Quality Assurance Manager III (Retired)
Company: Northrop Grumman
Location: Riverside, California, United States

Francisco Ramirez, retired quality assurance manager III at Northrop Grumman, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in quality assurance engineering.

With 39 years of experience in the aerospace industry, Mr. Ramirez has achieved notable milestones and held various positions. Initiating his career in 1979 at a prominent aircraft company in Fullerton, he worked there until 1996. He contributed to Boeing until 2002 and later became part of Northrop Grumman Corporation. He retired in 2018 as a quality assurance manager III and systems satellite test engineer, primarily focusing on electrical test engineering.

Mr. Ramirez held significant roles throughout his career, including quality control manager in the Copper Tube and Non-ferrous Refining Industry from 2000 to 2004 and Industrias Unidas, S.A. from 1998 to 2000. Notably, he served as a quality assurance engineer at Northrop Grumman from 2004 to 2008, progressing to quality assurance and EHS manager from 2008 to 2009 and eventually becoming quality assurance manager III from 2010 to 2018.

One of Mr. Ramirez’s standout achievements was his involvement with the Webb Space Telescope for approximately 13 years at Northrop Grumman Corporation. He attributes his success to the collaboration and support of his competent team, emphasizing their ability to overcome challenges and meet deadlines. In terms of education, Mr. Ramirez earned an Associate of Science in electrical engineering from Rio Hondo Community College and pursued coursework in engineering at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Additionally, he obtained an Associate of Science in chemical engineering Technology from Trident Technical College.

Reflecting on his career journey, Mr. Ramirez expressed that he was the first engineer in his family. His interest in electronics ignited during the Apollo moon landing in 1968, and he vividly recalls building his own Apollo lander at school, complete with tiny motors, batteries, and lighting. Looking ahead, Mr. Ramirez envisions traveling across the United States, with plans to visit his two sons residing in San Diego and Palm Springs monthly.

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