Malcolm R. Currie

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Malcolm R. Currie
Malcolm Roderick Currie

(1927-03-13) March 13, 1927 (age 92)
Alma materUniversity of California, Berkeley
Spouse(s)Sunya Lofsky (1951–?)
Barbara L. Dyer (m.1977)
AwardsIEEE Founders Medal (1995)

Malcolm Roderick Currie (born March 13, 1927) is an American engineer and former executive.[1]

Currie was born in Spokane, Washington, the son of Erwin Caster Currie and Genevieve Hauenstein[2] and attended the University of California, Berkeley where he earned his bachelor's and master's degrees along with his PhD. He was the CEO of Hughes Aircraft Company from 1988 to 1992, having worked for Hughes starting in 1954, serving in various leadership positions previously, including President of the Missile Systems Group, vice president, and associate director of the Hughes Research Laboratories. From 1985 to 1988 he was also CEO of Delco Electronics and VP of Research and Development for Beckman Instruments from 1969 to 1973.[3]

From 1973 to 1977, he served as the United States Under Secretary for Defense Research and Engineering. In 1988, he was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to serve as a Member of the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee.[4] He married Sunya Lofsky in 1951 and with her had three children. In 1977, he married Barbara Dyer.[5] He received the IEEE Founders Medal in 1995 "for technical and managerial leadership in the electronics industry".[6]