Malcolm R. Currie was trained in physics and electrical engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, and served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1947. After military service he returned to school to complete his Ph.D. In 1954 he joined Hughes Research Laboratories, eventually serving as director, before becoming vice president of Hughes Aircraft from 1964 to 1969. He then worked for Beckman Instruments, Inc., but in 1973 President Nixon appointed him Director of Defense Research & Engineering in the Department of Defense, where he served until returning to Hughes in 1977.
As President of the Hughes Missile Systems Group, Currie led the development of the AMRAAM. Later, as Executive Vice President of Hughes, he served as President of Delco Electronics. Currie became Chairman and CEO of Hughes and led its diversification from defense into commercial satellite communications and direct broadcast satellites (DirecTV), making Hughes a world leader in those fields.
Currie Acquisitions LLC Profile: Mr. Malcolm R. Currie, Ph.D. is a Co-Founder of Currie Technologies Inc., and served as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since 1997. Mr. Currie served as the Chief Executive Officer of Regal One Corp., from August 1995 to June 16, 2008 and its Principal Accounting Officer until June 2008. He served as the President of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He served as the President of Currie Technologies, Inc. From 1973 to 1977, he served as the President of the Missile Systems Group for Hughes Aircraft Corp. From 1969 to 1973, he was the Undersecretary of Research and Engineering for the Office of Defense. From 1977 to 1988, he served as an Executive Vice President and from 1986 to 1992 he served as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Hughes Aircraft Corporation. From 1985 to 1988, he served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Delco Electronics Corporation. Mr. Currie served as the Chief Executive Officer of GM Hughes Electronics Corporation. He served as the Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer of Regal One Corp. until June 16, 2008. His career in electronics and management has included research with many patents and papers in microwave and millimeter wave electronics, laser, space systems, and related fields. He has led major programs in radar, commercial satellites, communication systems, and defense electronics. He has been the Chairman Emeritus of Hughes Aircraft Corporation since 1992. Since 1994, he has been the Chairman of Electric Bicycle Co. He served as the Chairman of Regal One Corp. from August 1995 to June 16, 2008. He has served as Chairman of Real Spirit USA since May 2005. He served as Chairman of Constellation Communications and Chairman of Hughes Electronics Corporation. He served as Chairman of GM Hughes Electronics Corporation. Mr. Currie served as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of Southern California. He has been a Director of Innovative Micro Technology Inc. since November 16, 2001 and INAMED Corp. since June 3, 1999. Mr. Currie has been a Director of Regal One Corp. since 1995 and serves as a Director of UNOCAL Oil. He serves as a Director of Immunovative Therapies Ltd. and O2 Technologies Inc. He serves as Trustee of University of Southern California. He serves as Member of Board of Trustees of the University of Southern California. He serves as Member of the Board of Overseers at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Mr. Currie served as a Director of Sion Power Corporation. He served as a Director of Enova Systems Inc. from 1999 to December 8, 2009 and from 1995 to 1997. He served as a Director of LSI Corporation (alternate name LSI Logic Corp) from 1992 to April 2007. He served as a Director of Neuralstem Inc. since January 23, 2006. Mr. Currie obtained a graduate MBA from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in Research Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley.