According to the SEC Form 8-K filed on Thursday — as reported by “Fortune” (http://macte.ch/DKoGo), Apple CEO Steve Jobs was re-elected to the company’s board of directors with nearly 3.5 million fewer votes than Ronald D. Sugar.
Sugar is the the former CEO of Northrop Grumman (NOC) who was selected in November to fill one of the seats on Apple’s board left vacant by the death of Jerry York last March and the forced departure of Google’s (GOOG) Eric Schmidt in 2009.
Sugar served as Chairman and CEO at Northrop Grumman Corp. from 2003 until his retirement in 2010. Previous to Northrop, he held executive positions at Litton Industries and TRW, where he served as chief financial officer.
He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of both the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Royal Aeronautical Society. He is a director of Chevron Corporation, Amgen Inc. and Air Lease Corporation, and serves as a senior advisor to the private investment firm Ares Management LLC.
Sugae is a trustee of the University of Southern California, where he also holds the Judge Widney Chair as Professor of Management and Technology. He is a member of the boards of UCLA Anderson School of Management, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and several other philanthropic organizations focused on children and education.
Sugar graduated summa cum laude in engineering in 1968 from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he also received master’s and doctorate degrees in the same field. He subsequently completed executive programs at Stanford, Wharton and Harvard.
According to the Form 8-K, nearly 4.8 million shares were cast against re-upping Steve Jobs. The least popular board member, by this measure, is Avon CEO Andrea Jung — for the second year in a row, notes “Fortune.”
— Dennis Sellers