Linden S. Blue
Since 1986, Linden Blue has been Vice Chairman of General Atomics in San Diego. At GA his primary responsibilities have included development of the advances, second-generation, Modular Helium Reactor (MHR), coordination of activities in GA’s Washington, D.C. office, and overseeing GA’s activities at the San Diego Supercomputer Center which GA established in 1985. GA is a diversified international high technology company with world leadership positions in fusion, fission, and training research and isotope nuclear reactors. It has done leading research and development of sensors for unpiloted aerial vehicles for reconnaissance, high temperature superconductors, radiation monitoring, conditioning of high power electricity, thermionic power for space applications, and advanced composite materials. GA is a world leader in high power electro magnetics, high power lasers and unpiloted air vehicles.
He 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 with Gates Learjet Corporation, serving as Executive Vice President and General Manager, and earlier as head of Strategic Planning. He is currently managing director of Spectrum Aeronautical, which designs and develops high technology business jets.
Other activities, past and present, include: Board of Overseers, Center for Naval Analysis; Trustee 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; Board Member, Burnham Institute; Board Member, UCSD Foundation; Chairman of the Board, Jobs for San Diego’s Graduates; Board Member, Jobs for America’s Graduates; Councilman-at-Large, City of Denver; Vice Chairman, Denver Planning Board; Board Member, Denver Symphony, Denver Center for the Performing Arts; President, American Council of Young Political Leaders; and Board and Executive Committee, Business and Industry Political Action Committee.
Earlier, he served on active duty with the USAF Strategic Air Command, and was a partner in a 4000-acre cocoa and banana plantation and a 100,000-acre ranch in Nicaragua. He was also correspondent for the Yale Aerial Expedition to South America.
Mr. Blue received his B.A. degree from Yale University in 1958, and is also a graduate of the Advanced Management Program of the Harvard Business School.