Eileen P. Drake
Vice President and General Manager, Pratt & Whitney AeroPower
Eileen Drake is vice president and general manager, Pratt & Whitney AeroPower. Eileen is responsible for the ongoing business direction, customer satisfaction, strategy implementation and profit-and-loss for the auxiliary power unit and small turbojet propulsion businesses.
Most recently, Eileen served as vice president and general manager for Hamilton Sundstrand Power Systems. Eileen previously served as vice president, Operations for United Technologies Corp. (UTC), responsible for providing strategic leadership to UTC’s global supply management, manufacturing and quality functions. Eileen joined UTC in 2003 and has held positions of increasing responsibility including vice president, Quality, ACE and EH&S at both Pratt & Whitney and Carrier.
Prior to joining UTC, she worked at both the Ford Motor Company and Visteon Corporation and held positions including Ford’s product linemanager for steering systems and plant manager of Visteon’s fuel system operation.
She is a distinguished military graduate of the U.S. Army Aviation Officer School and subsequently served eight years on active duty as a U.S. Army aviator with her final assignment as airfield commander of Davidson Army Airfield in Virginia. Eileen received her M.B.A. from Butler University, and her B.A. in political science from the College of New Rochelle.
Eileen serves as an Executive Committee member on the Board of Directors for the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and on the Board of Directors for the United Way of San Diego. She holds her commercial and private pilot’s license in both fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft.