Krannert Executive Forum: Jarrett Jones

Vice President, JSF LiftSystem, Rolls-Royce Corporation


  1. 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 that provides the vertical lift capability to the F-35B Lightning II STOVL variant.
  2. Feb 17, 2017 3:05 PM ESTJarrett 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. Prior to coming to Rolls-Royce, Jarrett’s previous experience includes over eight years with Honeywell International, Defense and Space Electronic Systems, in addition to extensive experience in manufacturing, quality and process improvement.
  3. 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 BS in industrial management/engineering in 1992 and returned to earn a MBA from Krannert in 2004.