Rockwell Collins Promotes 20-Year Vet Philip Jasper to Lead Govt Systems

Philip Jasper

Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) has promoted two-decade company veteran Philip Jasper executive vice president and chief operating officer of the government systems unit, the company announced Monday.

He succeeds Kelly Ortberg, who elevated to the company’s newly-formed office of the chief executive (click over to GovCon Executive for more on Ortberg’s new position and his professional background).

The unit Jasper will lead provides airborne and surface products to the U.S. Defense Department, worldwide defense ministries and military platform manufacturers.

Before this promotion, he served as the unit’s vice president of business development, where he held responsibility for all business and strategic development activities.

Jasper, who joined the company in 1992, has also served as vice president and general manager of mobility rotary wing solutions and held responsibility for integrated avionics systems and programs, including avionics architecture initiatives.

Other previous positions include technical director and programs manager for KC-135 programs; director of air mobility, bombers and special mission programs; and senior director of Air Force programs.

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