Dr. David M. DiCarlo was elected to the Board of Trustees of The Aerospace Corporation on December 7, 2011.
DiCarlo has more than 36 years of experience and leadership in national space systems. He retired in 2011 from Northrop Grumman Corporation as vice president and general manager of the Space Systems Division in the Aerospace Systems Sector. In this role, he was responsible for development, production, launch, and operation of Northrop Grumman space systems. These include systems for the Department of Defense, NASA, and national security space customers.
He also has extensive experience in engineering, production, and advanced technology development. He has held leadership positions as vice president and deputy of Operations, vice president of Programs, and vice president of Engineering for the Northrop Grumman Space Technology Sector. In addition, he has been vice president and general manager of the Electronics and Technology Division, vice president and director for Broadband Wireless, and vice president and director of the Center for Automotive Technology for TRW prior to its acquisition by Northrop Grumman in 2002.
DiCarlo earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Steubenville and a master’s degree from Ohio State, both in electrical engineering. He has a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California, where he also has been a part-time instructor of graduate courses in electrical engineering.