The New Mexico State University College of Engineering will present the 42nd Annual Bromilow Lecture featuring Christopher Long, vice president of Orbital ATK National Security Systems. Long, an NMSU electrical engineering alum, will give his talk Friday, Feb. 24, at 3:30 p.m. on the NMSU campus in Thomas and Brown Hall Room 104. The lecture is free and open to all.
Long’s 21-year career in space has been spent with Orbital ATK and the heritage companies (Orbital Sciences Corporation, General Dynamics and Motorola Government Electronics), holding various engineering and management positions. In his current role, he oversees profit and loss responsibly all defense and intelligence programs with sales in excess of $200 million annually.
Before this position, Long spent two years as the vice president and general manager of Gilbert Operations where he oversaw roughly 350 employees and associated design and factory infrastructure. He also served as the director of advanced systems and as director of business development for Space Systems General Dynamics.
Long has been a member of the Leadership Innovation and Entrepreneur Program in Palo Alto, California for the past seven years. He is a member of Eta Kappa Nu, the international electrical and computer engineering honor society; Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association; National Defense Industrial Association, Association of Old Crows; and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
Long has published multiple technical papers related to space communications systems. He has an MBA in high technology from the W.P Carey Business School, Arizona State University, and master’s and bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering from New Mexico State University.