Linden S. Blue is vice chairman of General Atomics, a diversified international high technology company with world leadership positions in fusion, fission, training research and isotope nuclear reactors, high power lasers, high power electromagnetics, ultra wide band telecommunications, and unmanned surveillance and strike aircraft (Predator). Since 1986, he has concentrated his activities on the development of the advanced, second-generation Modular Helium Reactor (MHR). Since 2001, Blue also has been CEO of Spectrum Aeronautical LLC, a company involved in development of advanced composites aircraft manufacturing systems.
Blue is also co-founder and chairman of the Executive Committee of Cordillera Corporation of Denver, a holding company with principal assets in real estate, gas utilities, and oil and gas production. From 1982 to 1984, he was president and CEO of Beech Aircraft Corporation and a director of Raytheon Company. From 1980 to 1982, he was managing director and CEO of Lear Fan Limited. He was with Gates Learjet Corporation from 1977 to 1980, serving as executive vice president and general manager, and earlier as head of strategic planning.
Blue’s other activities include: Board of Overseers, Center for Naval Analysis; Board of Trustees and Executive Committee, Hudson Institute; board member and past president, Green Foundation (geophysics and planetary physics); board member, National Parks Foundation; chairman of the Airports and Airways Committee, General Aviation Manufacturers Association; and board member, Burnham Institute (cancer and diseases of aging research).
Blue received his bachelor’s degree from Yale University in 1958, and is also a graduate of the Advanced Management program of the Harvard Business School.