Executive Profiles

Phil Jasper, Collins Aerospace’s President of Mission Systems

Phil Jasper

Mission Systems President

Collins Aerospace

Phil Jasper, Collins Aerospace’s President of Mission Systems

Phil Jasper is the president of Collins Aerospace's mission systems strategic business unit based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

He is responsible for delivering military, government and civilian solutions to help global customers successfully complete complex missions.  

For nearly two years, Jasper has led the business unit that boasts a $3.6B portfolio and over 10K employees in five countries. He also helped integrate the merged portions of Rockwell Collins, United Technologies Aerospace Systems and B/E Aerospace. 

Before he assumed his current role in November 2018, Jasper served as Rockwell Collins' executive vice president and chief operating officer of government systems. 

He identified and implemented unique business and people programs and processes to increase engagement in the $2.8B business unit. 

Jasper spent about three decades holding executive and directorial roles at Rockwell Collins. He has been VP of business development and strategy for government system, VP and general manager for airborne government solutions, senior director of Air Force programs and program manager for the KC-135 program

For three years prior, he served as technical director for the said program. He was also a systems engineer for government avionics for three years. He joined Rockwell Collins in 1989 as a finance intern for railroad electronics.

Jasper earned a bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering from Iowa University. He also earned a master of engineering degree from the university, specializing in mechanical engineering and aerospace engineering.

He is a member of United Way of East Central Iowa's board of trustees, the Cedar Rapid city manager's business advisory council and Iowa State University's College of Engineering industrial advisory council. 

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