Mr. John Anderson

Chief Engineer and Vice President of Engineering and Program Management at Blue Origin

Biography:

Mr.  Anderson currently is employed as a Chief Engineer and Vice President of Engineering and Program Management at Blue Origin in Kent, WA and is building the road to space by perfecting the design and operation of reusable launch vehicles and engines.  His 35 years of professional engineering experience have been in the aerospace industry. John started his career as a commissioned US Air Force officer assigned to the Air Force Space & Missile Command, where he led an effort to train Blue-Suit satellite control officers to stand-up Air Force control of DoD space assets. Upon his departure from the Air Force, he worked four years with Naval Space Command as a Civil Servant in standing up satellite operations and control facilities.  Following this, he joined Motorola SATCOM, where he served as the Iridium Satellite Program’s Operational Test & Evaluation (OT&E) Team Lead.  John then worked for over two decades at Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson AZ serving in various technical leadership roles including Chief Technologist for Applied Systems Engineering and Chief Engineer of several missile defense and proprietary programs.

Mr. Anderson has been an instructor for the Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering since 2009, and teaches courses in their master’s degree program in Systems Engineering.