CEO, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc.
Linden Blue is currently Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), a leading manufacturer of remotely piloted aircraft and related mission systems. Prior to being named CEO in 2014, Mr. Blue served as President of the company’s Reconnaissance Systems Group (now Mission Systems) for ten years. GA-ASI’s Mission Systems business unit focuses on providing integrated sensor and communications payloads for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft platforms including electro-optic infrared sensors, surveillance and collision avoidance radars, and electronic warfare systems. Prior to 2003, Mr. Blue managed GA’s commercial power inverter business, which supplies electric power systems for mine haul trucks and transit vehicles. Additionally, he has held management positions with GA’s German affiliates, including the Spreewerk ammunition demilitarization facility. Before joining the company group in 1993, Mr. Blue owned and operated an industrial coatings contractor in Thailand and worked for the U.S. Information Agency in the Soviet Union. He holds Bachelor’s degrees in Chemistry and Slavic Languages from Stanford University.