Vince Tobin was named executive vice president, Military Business in June 2017, and is a member of Bell Helicopter’s Executive Leadership Team.
Vince leads the Military Business organization and is responsible for providing strategic direction, overall management and performance for all military programs and business development efforts.
His previous assignment was as Vice President for Advanced Tiltrotor Systems. In this role he was responsible for program management of tiltrotor development at Bell Helicopter to include the V-280 Valor and V-247. Prior to this role, he served as the Bell Vice President and Bell Boeing Program Director for the V-22 Osprey. In this role, Vince had program management responsibility for development, production and sustainment of the V-22 for the USMC, USAF, the US Navy and international customers.
Vince also served as the Director of Air Force Programs for L3 Link Simulation and Training, where he focused on the development and delivery of high-fidelity flight training simulators for the U.S. Air Force and allied nations’ military requirements. Before his time at L-3, Vince was the Program Manager for Production of the U.S. Army’s Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter.
He served as an officer in the U.S. Army for 21 years prior to his retiring and joining Industry. His service included time as both an operational aviator and as an Acquisition Officer. His assignments included Product Manager for Comanche Sensors and Armament, and the initial Product Manager for the Army’s Block III Apache Attack Helicopter, now known as the AH-64E Guardian.
Vince has a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania and a Master of Science Degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.