Neal Blue

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Neal Blue
Born James Neal Blue
1935 (age 81–82)
Meeker, Colorado, USA
Nationality American
Occupation Businessman
Known for Co-owner, chairman, and CEO of General Atomics
Parents
  • James Elliot Blue (died 1986) (father)
  • Virginia Neal Blue (died 1970) (mother)
Relatives Linden Blue (brother)

James Neal Blue is the CEO and chairman of General Atomics based in San Diego, California. [1] [2]

Early life[edit]

Blue was born in 1935 in Meeker, CO. Blue's father was James Elliot Blue. Blue's mother was Virginia Neal Blue, a partner in the Denver residential real estate firm of Blue and Blue. [3]

Education[edit]

Blue attended Yale University. [4]

Career[edit]

Neal and his brother Linden Blue acquired General Atomics in 1986 from Chevron Oil for a reported $60 million. Neal serves as chairman and CEO of General Atomics, which specializes in diversified research, development and manufacturing in defense, energy and other advanced technology arenas.[5]
Neal Blue received the 29th annual International von Karman Wings Award in October 2013.[6]

Personal[edit]

Blue's brother is Linden Blue, the vice-chairman of General Atomics. [7] In 1970, his mother, Virginia Melba Neal Blue, died. In 1986, his father, James Elliot Blue, died. [8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ga.com". Retrieved Nov 28, 2016. 
  2. ^ Potter, Matt, General Atomics: Color It Blue, July 12, 2001 "sandiegoreader.com". Retrieved Nov 28, 2016. 
  3. ^ Graves, Brad. Behind the Controls. March 20, 2015. "sdbj.com". Retrieved Nov 28, 2016. 
  4. ^ Graves, Brad. Behind the Controls, page 3. March 20, 2015. "sdbj.com". Retrieved Nov 28, 2016. 
  5. ^ Freeze, Di (October 2005). "Linden Blue: From Disease-Resistant Bananas to UAVs". Airport Journals. 
  6. ^ "Neal Blue was recipient of the 29th Annual International von Karman Wings Award in October 2013". California Institute of Technology. October 2013. 
  7. ^ "jag.com Virginia Melba Neal Blue". Retrieved Nov 28, 2016. 
  8. ^ "findagrave.com Virginia Melba Neal Blue". Retrieved Nov 28, 2016. 

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