Robert L. Littles

Director of Obsolescence & Procurement Engineering

Rolls Royce

Rob ‘s current role is Program Director of Obsolescence and Procurement Engineering at Rolls-Royce. Rob is responsible for driving strategic initiatives in the Obsolescence and Procurement Engineering area which includes customer interactions with various software tools such as the Proactive Obsolescence Management System (POMS) and resolving obsolescence challenges with Suppliers.

A former Nuclear Supply Chain Manager at PPL responsible for more than 100 million in purchases and Inventory management, a seasoned certified project manager, former business owner/ senior consultant in the Utility Industry; Robert brings over 30 years of experience from a well-rounded perspective. Prior to his joining Rolls-Royce, Robert has worked and consulted for software companies such as SAP, Maximo and Ventyx, and various Utility companies such as Exelon, PG&E, Duke Energy and South Korea KHNP. He started his nuclear career at Peach Bottom as a I&C technician, maintenance planner, and manager in Supply Chain and Logistics.

Rob earned a Master of Science in Engineering degree, Executive Masters in Technology Management program, and a Master’s degree from the Wharton Business School, both at the University of Pennsylvania. He earned a bachelors’ degree in Organizational Management from Cabrini College. Robert attended Drexel University where he studied Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Robert also pursued an International Supply Chain and Logistics Certification from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology after spending a semester in China to achieve it.

Robert is married to a wonderful woman, has two children—a son and a daughter—and in his spare time, he volunteers in his community on the local school district’s advisory group, and chairs 2 scholarship programs with a focus on students who want to work in the Energy sector.