The addition of Hernandez increases Northrop Grumman's board of directors to 13 members, 12 of whom are nonemployee directors.
Hernandez served as senior vice president, Finance, and chief financial officer of PPG Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of chemical and industrial products, until his retirement in 2009. Prior to that, he was PPG's corporate controller from 1990 to 1994. Hernandez previously held a number of positions with Borg-Warner Corporation and Ford Motor Company.
Hernandez is a certified management accountant and has taught finance and management courses at Marietta College. He was named Best CFO for the Chemical Industry four times by Institutional Investor magazine. He is a member of the board of directors of Albemarle Corporation, Black Box Corporation and USG Corporation.
Hernandez earned a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and a master's degree in business administration from the Harvard Business School.