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Saab Announces New Board Director at Saab, Inc.

Saab is pleased to announce Mary D. Petryszyn has been elected to the Board of Directors of Saab, Inc. Petryszyn recently retired as a Corporate Vice President at Northrop Grumman Corporation. She was the first President of their Defense Systems Sector, where she oversaw operational execution, financial performance, and strategy development across a broad defense capabilities portfolio to drive business growth in domestic and international markets.


She will use her industry, technology, and customer expertise to exhibit an objective perspective, provide independent strategic and operational views, and assess alternative courses of action that contribute to the long-term success of the business.

“Mary brings a wealth of industry knowledge to the Saab, Inc. board. Her diverse background will complement our corporate strategy to grow our footprint in the U.S. while continuously delivering innovative solutions to our customers,” said Erik Smith, President and CEO of Saab in the U.S.

Mary Petryszyn has extensive global experience in business and operational leadership in government and defense markets. In addition to her role at Northrop Grumman, she held leadership positions at Raytheon Technologies, Hughes Aircraft Company, and Singer-Link, in areas of profit and loss, program management, strategy and business development, and mergers and acquisitions. 

Petryszyn is a member of the Board of Governors of the United Service Organizations, serving as Chair of the Cybersecurity/IT Committee and a member of the Executive and Digital Transformation Committees. She has served on the Corporate Partnership Council for the Society of Women Engineers.

Petryszyn is a graduate of SUNY Broome Community College (A.S Engineering Science), Clarkson University (B.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering), and Syracuse University (M.S. Computer Engineering). She completed advanced management programs, including the Executive Business Leadership Program at the University of Chicago and Indiana University’s Executive Marketing Program.