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Ryan Schaffernocker

Senior Vice President
Marine Systems

Ryan Schaffernocker serves as Acting Senior Vice President, Marine Systems for Textron Systems. In this role, Ryan leads execution of Textron Systems' Ship-to-Shore Connector (SSC) program of record for the U.S. Navy, which is manufactured at the company's New Orleans, Louisiana shipyard. The SSC program is an Acquisition Category 1 program of record that will equip the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps with 73 of the next-generation air cushion vehicles.

Previously, Ryan was Vice President, Sea Systems, and Shipyard Site Lead for Textron Systems.  In this role Ryan had responsibility for the SSC program as well as Textron Systems’ family of Unmanned Surface Vessel programs.  Ryan had overall Sea business line responsibility including cost and schedule execution and acquisition of new business.

Prior to transitioning to the Shipyard , Ryan served as Vice President, Program Management and Vice President, Operations Engineering for Lycoming Engines. A sister division within Textron Systems, Lycoming Engines provides propulsion solutions for General Aviation and Unmanned Aircraft, from their headquarters in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Prior to transferring to Textron Systems, Ryan served as Plant Manager for the Textron Tools & Test Business Unit in Rockford, Illinois, and Manufacturing Engineering Manager in Vista, California.

Ryan was sponsored by Textron and completed the Executive Leadership Program at the University of North Carolina and the Senior Executive Leadership Development Program at Duke University. Prior to joining Textron, Ryan served in various manufacturing leadership and project management roles with Rockwell Automation. During this time, he earned his Project Management Professional (PMP) certification while managing the startup of a greenfield manufacturing plant in Monterrey, Mexico.

Ryan earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the Ohio State University.