Tyler co-founded Schilling Robotics, along with Wes Gerriets, in 1985, with the vision of providing productive tools to remotely perform work in the deep ocean. As president, he sets the business unit's vision and guides product innovation and development.
Before co-founding the company, he worked for Moller International as director of VTOL development, where he led development activities for a passenger aircraft capable of vertical takeoff and landing. He also worked as technical director for development and testing of specialized oceanographic equipment, including remote manipulators for Hydroscan, Inc. of San Diego, California.
Schilling attended the management program at INSEAD, in Paris, France. He holds three patents on subsea devices and has accumulated a wealth of experience and expertise in offshore operations. He is an active member of the Marine Technology Society (MTS) and is involved with the Explorit Science Center in Davis, California, an organization committed to involving people in science experiences.