Michael J. Hayward of Northrop Grumman, having served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Performance Review Institute (PRI) since 2009, has accepted the position of Chairman of the Board. Hayward, who is currently the Sector Director for International & Logistics Excellence at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, also represents Northrop Grumman as the voting member for the International Aerospace Quality Group. He has been with the company since 2004, and his previous assignments included Director of Global Quality for the Advanced Development Programs Division, Sector Director of Product Quality and Sector Director of Enterprise Quality.

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