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Jarrett Jones

Jarrett Jones

Vice President, JSF LiftSystem
Rolls-Royce Corporation

Jarrett Jones is Vice President and Program Director of the Rolls-Royce LiftSystem®, leading the team responsible for the design, development, production and sustainment of the propulsion system which provides the vertical lift capability to the F-35B Lightning II STOVL variant.

Jarrett most recently held the role of Vice President of Strategic Purchasing for Rolls-Royce, where he was responsible for leading the Defence purchasing teams in Indianapolis, USA and Bristol, UK.  Since Joining Rolls-Royce in December 2005, Jarrett has had roles of progressive responsibility including Vice President of Defence North America Production Programs, AE 2100 Program Director and Vice President of Six Sigma for Rolls-Royce Corporation and North America.  Prior to coming to Rolls-Royce, his previous experiences include over 8 years with Honeywell International, Defense and Space Electronic Systems, in addition to extensive experience in manufacturing, quality and process improvement.

Jarrett serves on several boards, including Lockheed Martin Commercial Engine Solutions, Indianapolis Downtown Inc., and Purdue University’s School of Technology Advisory Board and School of Aeronautics and Astronautics Steering Advisory Council.  Jarrett graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management/Engineering, in 1992, a Masters of Business Administration, in 2004 and completed the Dartmouth College, Amos Tuck School of Business, Global Leadership 2030 Consortium, in May 2012.  He is also a certified PMI PMP, Six Sigma Black Belt, AS9100 Lead Quality Auditor and Demand Flow Technology expert.

Rolls-Royce’s vision is to be the market-leader in high performance power systems where our engineering expertise, global reach and deep industry knowledge deliver outstanding customer relationships and solutions. We operate across five businesses: Civil Aerospace, Defense Aerospace, Marine, Nuclear and Power Systems.

Rolls-Royce has customers in more than 120 countries, comprising more than 400 airlines and leasing customers, 160 armed forces, 4,000 marine customers including 70 navies, and more than 5,000 power and nuclear customers.

Rolls-Royce employs over 50,000 people in more than 46 countries. Nearly 15,700 of these are engineers.