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 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 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.