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UTC Appoints New Pratt & Whitney President

By Juliet Van Wagenen | January 19, 2016
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New Pratt & Whitney President, Robert Leduc
New Pratt & Whitney President Robert Leduc. Photo: UTC

[Avionics Today 01-19-2016] United Technologies Corp. (UTC) has appointed Robert Leduc as president of Pratt & Whitney. Leduc, who served as president of Sikorsky Aircraft prior to its sale, succeeds Paul R. Adams, who is retiring at the end of February. Leduc will report to UTC President and Chief Executive Officer Gregory Hayes.

Leduc has worked for UTC for 35 years and held numerous senior leadership roles in UTC's aerospace businesses, including chief operating officer at Pratt & Whitney and president of its large commercial engines business; president of Boeing programs and the space systems business at UTC Aerospace Systems; and, most recently, president of Sikorsky Aircraft.

Adams retires after 17 years with United Technologies, all with Pratt & Whitney. Adams became Pratt & Whitney's chief operating officer in 2013 and its president in 2014.

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