C. Lloyd Carpenter, vice president of international operations and marketing for Northrop Grumman Corp., died of complications from a blood clot June 2 at the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center. The Federal Hill resident was 61.
Born in Baltimore and raised in Catonsville, Mr. Carpenter was a graduate of Catonsville High School and earned a doctor of laws degree from the University of Baltimore in 1967. He also completed a senior managers program at Harvard University.
Mr. Carpenter began his career in 1962 at Westinghouse Electric Corp.'s Electronic Systems Group in Linthicum, which since 1996 has been a part of Northrop Grumman Corp. He held assignments in manufacturing, contracts management and marketing, including positions in Europe and Bermuda.
He was named vice president of business operations in 1988 and general manager of business operations and support in 1995. He was named vice president of the company's international division in 1996.
Since 2001, he has been vice president of international operations and marketing. He was also responsible for the division's communications and public relations, and was its liaison with the State of Maryland.
"He was extremely well known nationally and internationally by business leaders and was the company's senior statesman," said Suzanne Jenniches, vice president and general manager of Northrop's government section division in Linthicum.
Mrs. Jenniches described him as a "low-key, quiet and unassuming man" whose expertise in working with Congress resulted in many successful international trade deals.
Mr. Carpenter was chairman of the Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs and president of the Anne Arundel County Police Foundation. He had been a member of the board of the BWI Partnership, Center Stage, the Baltimore City Police Signal 13 Foundation and the World Trade Center Institute.
Services are private.
Mr. Carpenter is survived by his wife of 11 years, the former Rosemary Gladue, and a daughter, Holly Carpenter of Minneapolis. His first marriage ended in divorce.