Vice President of Advanced Tiltrotor Systems
Vince Tobin was designated Vice President for Advanced Tiltrotor Programs for Bell Helicopter on 16 October 2015. In this role, Vince is responsible for program management of tiltrotor development at Bell Helicopter to include the V-280 Valor, scheduled for first flight in the fall of 2017. His previous assignment was as Bell Vice President and Bell Boeing Program Director for the V-22 Osprey, beginning in September 2012. 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 previously served as Program Director of the Joint Multi-Role Aircraft Program for Bell Helicopter from November 2011 until assuming the V-22. In this role, Vince was responsible for developing and executing a program to produce the U.S. Military’s next-generation vertical take-off and landing aircraft. Prior to re-joining Bell, Vince 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. He also served as Commander of an Apache-equipped cavalry troop. 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.