Title: Aerospace Executive
Company: Hughes Electronics Products Corporation
Location: Marina Del Rey, California, United States
Lucius Perry Gregg Jr., Aerospace Executive at the Hughes Electronics Products Corporation, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in problem solving in new technologies and aerospace.
Mr. Gregg was inspired to pursue his field by many older people in his life when he was growing up. He recalls the advice of his high school principal to join the naval academy. Once he began his career pursuits, he knew he never wanted to let down those in his life who had mentored him. Mr. Gregg joined the US Air Force in 1956 and served for three years as an aircraft commander until becoming a project scientist with the Office of Scientific Research with the US Air Force in 1961. From 1965 to 1985, Mr. Gregg honored the rank of Major in the US Air Force. During this time, he provided his expertise on the Academy Advisory Board for the United States Naval Academy and with the Civilian Advisory Board of the Chief of Naval Personnel.
On a civilian level, Mr. Gregg began his work as a director, research coordinator and associate dean for Northwestern University in 1965. He then moved on from academia to work as a program officer for the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. From there, Mr. Gregg became the president of the First Chicago Indemnity and Finance Corporation from 1972 to 1979. From 1979 to 1983, he provided his services as the Vice President of Corporate Planning for Bristol-Myers Company (now Bristol-Myers Squibb Company). He then spent the next five years in a similar position with Citigroup. From 1987 to 1989, Mr. Gregg served as the Vice President of Public Affairs for New York Daily News. Prior to retiring, Mr. Gregg was the Vice President of Corporate Communications with the Hughes Electronics Products Corporation.
Mr. Gregg’s experience is also backed by a solid education. He first earned a BSEE from the United States Naval Academy in 1955 and later earned a Master of Science in aero-and-astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1961. He received an honorary ScD from Grinnell College in 1973 and was involved with the AMP Program at Harvard Business School in 1975. In 2014, he was honored as one of the History Makers of America Collection from the Library of Congress. He was also honored as one of the 10 Outstanding Young Men by the Chicago Junior Association of Commerce & Industry in 1966, and as the Engineer of the Year from the Washington Academy of Sciences in 1964.
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