Future president of Pratt & Whitney announced

Posted on 21 Jul 2019 and read 324 times
Future president of Pratt & Whitney announcedUnited Technologies has announced that Christopher Calio will become president of Pratt & Whitney upon the retirement of Bob Leduc in early 2020.

UTC chairman and CEO Greg Hayes said: “I want to thank Bob Leduc for his extraordinary service during his 40-year career at United Technologies. He has played a significant role in shaping Pratt & Whitney as we know it today.

“He transformed the engine company by driving excellence and empowerment throughout the organisation, while most recently leading its 40,000 employees through the entry into service of the GTF, F135 and PW800 programs.

“Bob is one of the most esteemed leaders in aerospace and will leave a lasting imprint on Pratt & Whitney.”

Mr Calio will assume leadership of Pratt & Whitney after serving as president of its commercial engines business since 2017.

Mr Hayes added: “Chris and Bob will work closely together over the next few months to ensure a smooth transition for both our customers and employees.

“Chris has a proven record of performance, and his commitment to customers, innovation and growth will position Pratt & Whitney to win for many years to come.”

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