David M. Brantner
President, Commercial Engines
David Brantner was named Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines president in June 2013. He is responsible for the development, marketing and sales for the company's portfolio of Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) engines, including the company's new PurePower® engine family with Geared Turbofan® architecture. This Next Generation Product Family has taken orders for nearly 5,000 engines and will provide power for five different aircraft platforms. In this role, Brantner is also responsible for overseeing Pratt & Whitney's interest in International Aero Engines (IAE) and the Engine Alliance (EA).
Brantner joined Pratt & Whitney in 1993 and has held positions of increasing responsibility within Finance and Operations. In 2008 he was named vice president of Group Strategy and Development, responsible for executing 28 acquisition/joint venture/divestiture transactions including the acquisition of Rolls-Royce’s share of IAE, which is the largest transaction in Pratt & Whitney’s history. He has also held executive positions in Administration (executive assistant to the Pratt & Whitney president), Information Technology (director of E-business), and Customer Support (director of Information Service Programs). In 2011 he became vice president of Strategic Sourcing, responsible for supply chain activities in preparation for the company’s industrial ramp-up until assuming his current role in 2013.
Before joining Pratt & Whitney, Brantner was a graduate of General Electric’s Financial Management Program. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Northeastern University and a master’s degree in management from Purdue’s Krannert International Masters Program including MBA degrees from ESC Rouen in France and the Budapest University of Economic Sciences in Hungary.
He and his wife, Lori, reside in Farmington, Connecticut, with their three children.