Dennis Warner

Dennis Warner

Chief Executive Officer
Rolls-Royce Goodrich Engine Control Systems LLC
PhD AAE 1973






"My career in aerospace engineering has been and continues to be most rewarding. I have had the opportunity to work on some very challenging projects, and I feel that I have grown through the successes and setbacks associated with these projects. However, the part I have found the most inspiring has been the opportunity to work with the people who made these projects possible."

Dennis "Denny" Warner received his bachelor's degree in aeronautical engineering and a master's degree in engineering from Purdue before embarking on a career at Rolls-Royce Corp.

He now serves as chief executive officer of Rolls-Royce Goodrich Engine Control Systems LLC. In that role, Warner leads a joint venture between Rolls-Royce and Goodrich, focusing on high-technology control system components for gas-turbine engines.

Warner also has held leadership roles for the company's in-production engines for defense contractors Lockheed Martin (C-130J), Bell/Boeing (V-22), Northrop Grumman (Global Hawk, Advanced Hawkeye), and Alenia (C-27J). He oversaw development, production, and aftermarket support for these aircraft applications worldwide. Previously, he was program manager for the Joint Strike Fighter's LiftFan program from Lockheed Martin's short takeoff and vertical landing aircraft during its "concept demonstrator" phase.

He is a member of the Rolls-Royce Project Management Council and chaired the Indianapolis Project Management Council before taking the CEO post at Rolls-Royce Goodrich Engine Control Systems. Recently, he began serving as University Business Executive on behalf of Rolls-Royce for Purdue.