A. Hayri Torun is Vice President and the leader of Operations and Energetic Systems (OES) Group at Roketsan Missile Industries Inc. since February 2012. The Group is primarily responsible for the design, development, production and program management of the missile propulsion, warhead and fuse systems. Upon graduation from Middle East Technical University with Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering, From 1984-1988, Mr. Torun worked for the Turkish Atomic Energy Authority, Nuclear Safety Department as a quality engineer. In this positon, he received intensive quality training in Germany and Canada.
Mr. Torun’s career with Roketsan began in 1988, when he joined the Quality Assurance Team as an engineer and, then, Chief Engineer. Since then he has held positions of increasing responsibility to include: Quality Assurance Manager, 1992-2002; Business Development and Contract Manager, 2003-2011 and Program Director in the OES Group, 2011, where he managed projects related to the design and production of energetic and mechanical sytems as well as , advanced materials and armor systems.
Based upon his extensive experience in quality assurance, he participated in the establishment of the Turkish Quality Award system and became the lead assessor. He has also given number of seminars and lectures on quality control and assurance and has taught quality management courses at Gazi University and the Defense Industry Training Center Command (SATEM).