B.S., Aerospace Engineering, Virginia Tech, 1990
M.S., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, 1992
M.B.A., Business Administration, Purdue University Krannert School of Business, 2004
M.B.A., International Business, ESCP-EAP European School of Management, Paris, France, 2004
Tyler Evans is senior vice president of the Defense Business Unit at Aerojet Rocketdyne. Evans oversees all Aerojet Rocketdyne missile defense, air defense, tactical and strategic systems, as well as ballistic missile target programs that directly support critical U.S. defense initiatives. He also serves as the primary interface with the Missile Defense Agency, U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy and other major customers who utilize Aerojet Rocketdyne’s defense propulsion systems and services.
Evans previously served as Vice President of the Rocket Shop, Aerojet Rocketdyne’s (AR) Defense Advanced Programs organization.
Mr. Evans’ career encompasses 25 years of successful experience in the aviation and defense industry, with 21 years at Pratt & Whitney, assuming roles of increasing responsibility. He previously led the international programs and business development organization in Pratt & Whitney’s Military Engine Division with responsibility for defining, developing and implementing strategies to meet customer requirements in more than 30 countries. Mr. Evans also held executive leadership positions as program executive director for the F135 engine for the F-35 Lightning II, and the F119 engine for the F-22 Raptor. He began his career as a combustion engineer working advanced programs across Pratt & Whitney’s product portfolio, including military, commercial, industrial and rocket engines.
Mr. Evans has led high performing teams that have been recognized for industry awards such as the Aviation Week Laureate Award, Secretary of Defense Performance Based Logistics Award and the Program Excellence Award. He also holds a U.S. patent for a low emission combustor.