President, Military Engines
Bennett Croswell is president of Pratt & Whitney’s Military Engines business, where he oversees development, production and support of the company’s military offerings including the 5th generation F119 and F135 engines for the F-22 and F-35 fighters, the F100 for the F-15/F-16, the F117 for the C-17, as well as the Small Military Engine and Advanced Engine Program sectors.
Prior to his current role, Bennett held the position of vice president, F135/F119 Programs & Maintenance Data and Support Equipment (MDSE). In this role, Bennett was responsible for all activities associated with the F135 and F119 engine programs. He also led Pratt & Whitney’s MDSE team in supporting all military and commercial product lines and providing customers with innovative and cost-effective maintenance solutions.
Bennett joined Pratt & Whitney in 1979. Previous leadership roles include director, F119 program; vice president, F119 program; vice president, Military Development Programs; and vice president Advanced Programs & Technology.
During his career with Pratt & Whitney, Bennett has been part of two Collier Trophy Award winning teams. The first came in 2001 for the development of the Integrated Lift Fan Propulsion System for the JSF Program. The second award came in 2006 for the successful fielding of the F-22 Raptor.
Bennett earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Tennessee, and a Master of Business Administration degree in aviation from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. He also graduated from the Defense Systems Management College in Fort Belvoir, Va.
Bennett has authored several papers published by technical societies. He is also a member of the University of Tennessee Aerospace Advisory Board, the Air Force Association, the Association of the United States Army, the Army Aviation Association of America, and the Navy League.