Jerry Tarnacki, formerly vice president of aftermarket services at Pratt & Whitney, has joined Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE: AJRD) as quality and mission assurance VP.
He will be based at the company’s facility in West Palm Beach, Florida, Aerojet Rocketdyne said Monday.
“Jerry brings a wealth of expertise in the areas of manufacturing, quality assurance and continuous improvement, ” said Eileen Drake, Aerojet Rocketdyne CEO and president.
Tarnacki held various VP roles at Pratt & Whitney in the areas of manufacturing operations; quality, competitive excellence, environmental, health and safety; and global repair services.
He previously served as customer satisfaction executive, supply chain executive and materials engineering manager at General Electric’s aircraft engines business.
The three-decade aerospace and defense industry veteran was also a U.S. Air Force program manager in the areas of materials and propulsion.