Roy Walker is an accomplished aerospace engineer who has spent 35 years leading the design and production of test systems for prominent companies worldwide. He brings those decades of experience to Tech180, where he serves as Chief Operating Officer.
Roy strives to build better test systems — a core principle he uses to advance Tech180 as a leader in the aerospace industry.
Prior to joining Tech180, Roy worked for UTC Aerospace Systems (now Collins Aerospace Systems, formerly Hamilton Sundstrand) before becoming the Business Unit Manager at Bloomy Controls. In those roles, he led the development of specific products for real-time test and simulation systems focused on hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) test, designed and built test systems for electro-mechanical aircraft subsystems — including flight and engine controls — and developed real-time software for Full Authority Digital Engine Controls (FADEC) for large commercial and military gas turbine engines.
Roy has previously been published by IEEE AutoTestCon and presented with National Instruments as part of an NIWeek keynote address. He has also been a National Instruments-certified LabVIEW Developer.
Roy holds a master’s degree in Computer Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a bachelor’s degree in Electronic Computer Engineering from the University of Rhode Island. When he’s not overseeing the development of test systems, he performs on waterskis in showskiing events with his family.