Advisory Panel Member
Robert Van Riper
Collins Aerospace - Winslow LifeRaft
Areas of Expertise
Understanding Customer Experience
Bob Van Riper is the Manager of Business Development for Winslow LifeRaft a part of Collins Aerospace. Winslow is a leading provider of aviation and marine life rafts used on Corporate Aircraft, Commercial Airliners and high-end yachts. He has an extensive background in general aviation aircraft sales, facilities management and aircraft support services. In addition to his civilian aviation career, Mr. Van Riper was an officer and pilot in the United States Navy and retired from the Navy Reserve at the rank of Commander.
He holds civilian pilot ratings for helicopters, airplanes and remotely piloted vehicles. Both his military and civilian careers have allowed him to travel around the world giving him a global perspective of business development and customer engagement. He is a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a bachelor’s degree in Aviation Maintenance Management and holds a master’s degree in Business Management from Troy University.