Dennis Jarvi serves as Vice President, Development Programs, with full program management responsibility for Sikorsky's major development programs - the CH-53K and Canadian Maritime Helicopter Program (CMHP). He also currently manages the company's VXX presidential helicopter campaign and the Enterprise Program Management functional organization.
Jarvi and his team are responsible for delivering successful development program management, from detailed customer requirement specifications, to comprehensive program planning and rigorous performance testing. Jarvi also ensures development of the program management discipline across the corporation, including talent identification, development 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. 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.