Rob Proctor is the Defence Chief of Materials at Rolls-Royce Corporation in Indianapolis, IN. Rob is responsible for developing the strategy to deliver world class materials and manufacturing technology for manufacture and repair of aerospace gas turbines. Rob has held various management and technical specialist roles during his 18 years at Rolls-Royce. He has contributed to manufacturing and repair technology development including the application of additive manufacturing, novel joining process development, and special processes engineering support for operations, while earning an M.S. in Technology from Purdue University. Prior to coming to Rolls-Royce, he graduated with a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Florida and subsequently worked for Emerson Electric and Howmet.