Timothy J. Frei is vice president of Communication Systems in the Space Systems division of Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, a premier provider of manned and unmanned aircraft, space systems and advanced technologies critical to our nation’s security. In this role, Frei leads the Communications Systems organization that provides architectures, systems, payloads, advanced products and technologies to satisfy communication current and future needs of air, space and terrestrial users across the DoD, Intelligence, NASA, civil, commercial and international communities. Prior to his current assignment, Frei was the vice president of the System Enhancements and Product Applications (SEPA) organization, overseeing all aspects of Space Systems’ growth, including strategy formulation, program and product development, technology roadmapping and discretionary investment portfolio management. SEPA is responsible for the acquisition and transition of space programs for restricted national, civil and military space customers. Previously, Frei was vice president of Advanced Systems at Northrop Grumman Aerospace System, responsible for the formulation and execution of the sector’s strategy for the Intelligence, Surveillance and Recognizance market area. Frei also served as the director of Engineering Operations. As deputy to the vice president of Engineering, he provided leadership and management support to a 3,100-member organization. Earlier in his career, Frei held the position of project manager for Systems Engineering, Integration and Test on a major space system development program. His program experience spans 16 different space programs in 11 different mission areas. Frei earned a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering and a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from UCLA.