Phil Jasper is executive vice president and chief operating officer of Government Systems. Additionally, he is an executive officer of Rockwell Collins. In this role, Jasper provides leadership for the company’s Government Systems business which provides airborne and surface solutions to the U.S. Department of Defense, Ministries of Defense throughout the world and manufacturers of military platforms. He was named to this position in September 2012.
Previously, Jasper served as the vice president of Business Development for Government Systems, where he was responsible for all Business and Strategic Development activities for the business.
He also served as vice president and general manager of Mobility Rotary Wing Solutions. In this role he was responsible for all integrated avionics systems and programs for Government Systems. These systems included Flight2 and the Common Avionics Architecture System (CAAS) applications such as CH-47, UH-60M, CH-53E/K/G and the Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH).
Jasper joined the Rockwell Collins team in 1992 and has held various engineering and management positions including: Technical Director and Programs Manager of the KC-135 programs, Director of Air Mobility, Bombers & Special Mission Programs and Senior Director of Air Force Programs. In these roles he had oversight and responsibility for fixed wing avionics integrations, airborne and ground based mission communication systems, secure communications and command and control systems.
He has performed numerous studies on avionics and communications systems, the emerging global airspace access requirements and the applicability of those requirements to the DoD. Jasper has also been heavily involved in the development of Future Air Navigation System (FANS) capabilities and served as a liaison between the Commercial and Government business units within Rockwell Collins.
Jasper is a member of the Aerospace Industrial Advisory Council for the Iowa State University College of Engineering. He also volunteers in his church and his children’s school, and actively supports local youth athletics.
A native of Lamont, Iowa, Jasper holds a bachelor and masters degree in Aerospace Engineering with a minor in Business Administration from Iowa State University.