Larry Blue is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Bell and Howell. Since joining the company in August 2014, Larry has been instrumental in evolving the company from a production mail manufacturer into a premier automation service leader. With more than 35 years of experience in product development, sales and manufacturing, Larry has a strong record of innovation and success in managing international high-tech manufacturing and product development efforts at companies like Flextronics, RF Technologies, Hughes Network Systems, Hi-G-Tek, and IBM.
A prominent, results-oriented visionary, Larry is passionate about cultivating an environment of change. “Fostering a successful culture of innovation is not about getting it right the first time, it’s about how well we learn from our mistakes,” Larry said. “If you respect the individual and create an environment where creative, data-driven exploration is nurtured, you’ll be able to build an innovative culture.” Larry is a graduate of Duke University, with both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering. He holds three U.S. patents, has authored numerous papers on communications and RFID, and is a member of several industry associations.