Terre Haute native Tammy Tucker still describes Indiana State University as “home.”
With the love for problem solving and working with people, Tucker says her profession is a perfect mixture of the two. “You see your co-workers more when than your own family when you are working full time. Having that great support system at work is very important to me,” she said.
As AE program quality manager at Rolls-Royce Corp. in Indianapolis, Tucker is responsible for the success of the Civil Small and Medium Engine Customer OEM Quality and Services. She manages all elements of these programs including production, sustainment, product delivery and improvement programs.
The mechanical technology major began her employment with Rolls-Royce at LibertyWorks in 2007 as a project engineer specialist within experimental assembly and test working ADVENT.
Tucker attributes her success to Richard Burns, a drafting professor in the College of Technology. “He made me feel that I was where I needed to be and made me realize the potential in myself and in my university,” she said.
Tucker is a member of Rolls-Royce Women in North America, RRWNA, group as well as being an integral member of the CSME AE Programs Services Business team, where she manages lifecycle costs and resultant aftermarket profitability.
Prior to Rolls-Royce, Tucker spent more than 15 years in the automotive industry where she has vast experience in manufacturing, quality and process improvement.
When asked for any advice to current students, Tucker stresses the importance of continuing one’s education after receiving their bachelor’s.
“Take advantage of all training classes made available to you and courses that will shape you as a professional. Education never stops,” Tucker said.
Tucker supports her alma mater by serving on the Females in Technology Advisory Council.