Melissa Packwood

Melissa Packwood

Fire Scout Program Director
Northrop Grumman  
 

 

Biography

Melissa Packwood started her Engineering career with Wyle Laboratories as a government contractor at Naval Air Station North Island. She supported several engineering design endeavors and transitioned into logistics engineering with a focus in Bills of Materials and Quality. She led a Reliability Team that identified and implemented engineering solutions to significantly reduce costs. Melissa is a Black Belt certified and led 25 Kaizen events for NAS North Island resulting in a 79% reduction in Turn Around Time. Melissa moved to Northrop Grumman in 2008 as the Diminishing Manufacturing Sources Manager for Unmanned Systems. Melissa is now the Program Director for the Fire Scout unmanned helicopter program. Melissa's education includes a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from San Diego State University and a Masters Certificate in Program Management from George Washington University.