As Vice President, Development Programs, Dennis Jarvi is responsible for Sikorsky's major development programs - the CH-53K King Stallion Helicopter, the VH-92A Presidential Helicopter and the HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter - ensuring each successfully meet their technical, performance, cost, quality and schedule requirements.
Jarvi also manages the company's Enterprise Program Management function and is responsible for establishing the program management discipline across the corporation, including talent identification, the Program Management Academy and career planning.
Jarvi joined Sikorsky in 2010 as Vice President, Navy & Marine Corps Programs, where he led all of Sikorsky's U.S. Government maritime programs. In January 2013, he was appointed Vice President, Development Programs. Before joining Sikorsky, he served as President, Defense North America for Rolls-Royce Corporation and held the roles of VP and General Manager, V22 program, and VP, US Government Programs at Bell Helicopter. He began his career as a jet pilot in the U.S. Navy where he accumulated more than 2,000 flight hours and 450 carrier landings.
Jarvi holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from Western Michigan University and a Master of Science degree in management from Maryville University.