Aerojet Rocketdyne names new head of defence unit

23 September 2019

Aerojet Rocketdyne has promoted company executive Tyler Evans to senior vice-president of its defence business unit, the US-based propulsion provider announced on 23 September.

Evans will oversee Aerojet Rocketdyne’s work in air and missile defence, tactical and strategic systems, and ballistic missile targets. He will liaise with major customers, including the US Missile Defense Agency, US Air Force, US Army, and US Navy. He will be based in Huntsville, Alabama, and report to Eileen Drake, the company’s CEO and president.

Evans joined Aerojet Rocketdyne in 2014 as vice-president of its Rocket Shop defence advanced programmes unit, where he has led efforts to capture and execute new business in strategic propulsion systems, hypersonic propulsion systems, and undersea warfare systems.

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