Aaron Ells joined Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems in 2012 as a manufacturing engineer within the Advanced Manufacturing & Technology group. Mr. Ells identifies, develops, and validates manufacturing processes/procedures for production and prototype programs. In his four years, he has led development projects focused on manufacturing assembly, materials and processes, automation, global supply chain, digital technologies, and additive manufacturing. Mr. Ells also specializes in identifying, proposing, and leading contract research and development projects for various aircraft programs at Northrop Grumman. Mr. Ells holds a BS in aerospace engineering and an MBA from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.