Tyler Evans

AOE Advisory Board

  • M.S., 2004, Business Administration in International Business, Purdue University
  • M.S., 2004, Business Administration in International Business, ESCP-EAP European School of Management
  • M.S., 1992, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton university
  • B.S., 1990, Aerospace Engineering, Virginia Tech

Tyler Evans is Vice President of the Rocket Shop, Aerojet Rocketdyne’s (AR) Defense Advanced Programs organization, committed to innovation and excellence. The Rocket Shop's mission is to develop a pipeline of integrated technologies for products in the tactical, missile defense and strategic systems segments, including propulsion, power and armaments. The Rocket ShopSM also is working to define and develop new opportunities to expand AR's capability and presence.

Mr. Evans’ career encompasses 23 years of successful experience in the aviation and defense industry, with 21 years at Pratt &Whitney (P&W) assuming roles of increasing responsibility. He previously led the international programs and business development organization in P&W’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 P&W’s product portfolio, including military, commercial, industrial and rocket engines.

Mr. Evans received a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Virginia Tech in 1990. He earned a Master of Science in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University in 1992. Additionally, he received dual Master of Business Administration degrees from Purdue University’s Krannert School of Business and ESCP-EAP European School of Management in Paris, France in 2004.

Mr. Evans has led high performing teams that have been recognized for industry awards such as the AviationWeek 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.

Mr. Evans and his wife, Christine, live in Sacramento, California with their two daughters.