Northrup Grumman Chairman Wesley Bush Joins GM’s Board of Directors

Wesley G. Bush has been elected to the General Motors Co. board. // Photograph Courtesy of General Motors Co.

Wesley G. “Wes” Bush, chairman of Northrop Grumman Corp., has been elected to the General Motors Co. board. The announcement was made Monday. He is the 13th member of the GM board, 12 of whom are non-employee directors.

Bush, 57, served as CEO of Northrop Grumman from 2010 through 2018, and as chairman since 2011. Prior to 2010, he served in various leadership roles, including as the company’s president and COO, corporate vice president and CFO, and president of its space technology sector. He also served in various leadership roles at TRW Inc. prior to its acquisition by Northrop Grumman in 2001.

“Wes has a strong track record of creating shareholder value in a complex manufacturing enterprise known for its advanced engineering and technology,” says Mary Barra, chairman and CEO of GM. “He will bring strong financial acumen, excellent strategic instincts, and an ability to think broadly about complex business issues to our board.”

Bush earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also completed the UCLA Executive Management Program. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.