Corporate VP and Sector President
Blake Larson, Northrop VP, Space Systems President
Northrop’s space systems business unit offers launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; satellites, spacecraft and related components; and payload and ground systems. Larson is responsible for the strategy, capture, design and delivery of the said products to customers worldwide, Northrop said.
Larson previously served as chief operating officer at Orbital ATK, an aerospace and defense technology company that Northrop acquired in 2018.
Northrop’s board of directors elected Larson as corporate VP and president of Northrop’s innovation systems unit.
Larson held various senior leadership positions at Orbital ATK and the pre-merger ATK.
He served as senior VP and president of the aerospace group, executive VP of space systems and mission systems, SVP and president of advanced propulsion and space systems, VP and general manager of composites and EVP of ordnance and ground systems.
He was also president of ATK Precision Fuze and president of ATK Power Sources, in addition to leading the company’s precision weapons business segment.
The industry veteran of more than 40 years held numerous management positions of increasing responsibility in systems engineering, electrical design, software design and test system test equipment.
Larson holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Minnesota Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in management of technology from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management.
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