Randy Rotte is responsible for business development and strategic marketing activities for our Cargo Helicopter programs worldwide as well as for the Future Vertical Lift program and the MH-139 program. His portfolio encompasses all variants of the Chinook in development and production to include the CH-47F, the MH-47G, the H-47 Block II, and all international variants.
His previous role was as the Army Aviation Systems Manager in the Government Operations Division. In that capacity he managed, coordinated and integrated all Washington activities associated with Army Aviation Programs, especially H-47 Helicopters, Unmanned Aerial Systems, and Joint Multi-Role/Future Vertical Lift.
Randy joined Boeing in 2011. Prior to this, he spent 26 years in service to the nation as an officer in the U.S. Army, retiring as a Colonel in Army Aviation.
His Army career was filled with assignments that included both command in tactical units as well as key strategic-level staff positions. Randy twice commanded units during combat operations – as the commander of an aviation company in 1990-91 during Operation Desert Storm and subsequently as the commander of an aviation battalion in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004-2005.
In between these command assignments, he was a professor of Mathematics at the U.S. Military Academy and worked in the U.S. Senate as a Congressional Fellow for Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas. Additionally, he served as a senior fellow in the DC-based think tank, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. Randy’s career culminated in a 4-year tenure in the Pentagon that was marked by influential assignments within the aviation community as both the Deputy Director of Army Aviation in the Army G-3 and the Chief of the Aviation Division within the G-8.
He holds a BS in Computer Science from the U.S. Military Academy and two Masters Degrees (one in Applied Math and one in Operations Research) from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He has proudly shared this journey with his wife and their three adult children.