Corporate Vice President and President
Northrop Grumman Space Systems
Blake Larson is corporate vice president and president of Northrop Grumman’s Space Systems sector, a space and launch systems provider serving national security, civil and commercial customers.
Larson oversees the strategy, capture, design, build and delivery of civil and defense related space systems to customers around the world both as a prime contractor and as a supplier. Space Systems products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; satellites, spacecraft and associated components; and payload and ground systems.
Larson served as the chief operating officer of Orbital ATK prior to Northrop Grumman’s acquisition of the company in 2018. Prior to the Orbital ATK merger, he held numerous senior leadership positions at ATK including senior vice president and president of the Aerospace Group, executive vice president of Space Systems and Mission Systems, senior vice president and president of Advanced Propulsion and Space Systems, vice president and general manager of Composites, and executive vice president of Ordnance and Ground Systems. He also held positions as president of ATK Precision Fuze Company, president of ATK Power Sources Company and led the company’s Precision Weapons business segment.
Throughout his career at Northrop Grumman, Orbital ATK, ATK and Honeywell, Larson has held numerous management positions of increasing responsibility in systems engineering, electrical design, software design and test, and system test equipment.
Larson earned 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.
Northrop Grumman solves the toughest problems in space, aeronautics, defense and cyberspace to meet the ever evolving needs of our customers worldwide. Our 97,000 employees define possible every day using science, technology and engineering to create and deliver advanced systems, products and services.