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October 2014

Thursday, October 16, 2014
Military Engines, Leadership

Performance-Based Logistics Offer Major Pentagon Savings, Increased Readiness

About 40 national security experts and industry leaders convened at the Brookings Institution Tuesday morning to debate solutions for cutting U.S. Defense Department costs without undermining military readiness. … See more

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Engineering, Leadership

Prete: 'The Way You Set Yourself Apart is by Creating Innovative Products'

Tom Prete, vice president of Engineering, discusses the history - and the future - of Pratt & Whitney in an interview with WTNH-TV. … See more

June 2014

Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Leadership

Jill Albertelli Offers Advice at 'Know Your Value' Conference

Jill Albertelli, vice president, Supply Management for Pratt & Whitney, was one of four panelists who delivered advice and inspiring words of encouragement to 500 attendees, including business professionals, entrepreneurs and students. … See more

April 2014

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Leadership

Cannon Encourages Young Engineers to Develop Skills, Seek Mentors

An engineering education can be the foundation for a technical career or a path to leadership in high-tech companies, Mary Anne Cannon told hundreds of collegiate and professional members of the Society of Women Engineers at a recent regional conference. … See more

January 2014

Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Commercial Engines, Leadership

Commercial Engines President Recognized by Hartford Business Journal

David Brantner, president, Commercial Engines, is one of five leaders in the MetroHartford region to be recognized by the Hartford Business Journal, as part of its "Five to Watch in 2014" special edition. … See more

September 2013

Thursday, September 19, 2013
Leadership

Hess Touts Innovation in Aero Club Remarks

Pratt & Whitney President David P. Hess was the keynote speaker at the Aero Club of Washington's luncheon series earlier today in Washington, D.C. Approximately 150 industry, media and government officials were in attendance for the event. … See more

August 2013

Thursday, August 8, 2013
Leadership

Senator Blumenthal Flies F-35 Simulator at P&W Middletown Engine Center

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal visited the Pratt & Whitney Middletown, Conn., facility on Aug. 5. During his visit, hosted by Chief Operating Officer Paul Adams, Blumenthal spoke with employees and experienced the F-35 Lightning II simulator on site. … See more

July 2013

Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Leadership

DeFrank Participates in Brookings' 'The American Economic Recovery and the Defense Industry'

Pratt & Whitney's Jay DeFrank, vice president, Communications and Government Relations, participated in the Brookings Institute's panel discussion titled "The American Economic Recovery and the Defense Industry," held earlier today in Washington, D.C. … See more

May 2013

Friday, May 31, 2013
Operations, Leadership

Dave Brantner Featured in Material Handling & Logistics Magazine

Dave Brantner, vice president of Sourcing and Contracts, recently spoke with Material Handling & Logistics magazine about how Pratt & Whitney is effectively managing its robust worldwide network of partners and suppliers. … See more

Thursday, May 16, 2013
Leadership

Women Can 'Take Charge' and Build a Successful Career, Lockheed Martin CEO Tells Women's Leadership Forum

The door to advancement in business for women is wide open, but success requires commitment and sometimes sacrifice, the head of the company that makes the F-35 Lightning II fighter told an audience of more than 900 at Pratt & Whitney's Women's Leadership Forum. … See more

Friday, May 3, 2013
Engineering, Leadership

Recognizing the Next Generation of Aviation Innovators

Tom Prete, vice president, Engineering, Pratt & Whitney, recently participated as a blue ribbon judge in the national finals of the Real World Design Challenge held at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Washington, D.C. … See more

March 2013

Thursday, March 28, 2013
Leadership

Hess Participates in U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Aviation Summit

Pratt & Whitney President Dave Hess participated in a panel discussion during the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's 12th annual Aviation Summit held today in Washington, D.C. … See more

Thursday, March 28, 2013
Leadership

Sen. Murphy Vows to Battle Sequestration During Visit to Pratt & Whitney

Automatic federal spending cuts pose a risk to some of Connecticut's major employers, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., said Wednesday, and legislators must work toward a deficit reduction that does not jeopardize national defense programs. … See more

February 2013

Monday, February 11, 2013
Leadership

Pratt & Whitney Chief Operating Officer Paul Adams Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Pratt & Whitney Chief Operating Officer (COO) Paul Adams was elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), the NAE announced Feb. 7. This honor is among the highest professional distinctions for an engineer. … See more

January 2013

Monday, January 7, 2013
Leadership

Sequestration Still Threatens Connecticut, Panelists Tell State Business Leaders

Automatic federal spending cuts still pose a significant risk to government contractors in Connecticut, defense industry experts told state business leaders on Friday, and the state must position itself to be competitive amid increased budget pressures in the coming years. … See more

August 2012

Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Leadership

Paul Adams Receives ASME Leadership Award

Paul Adams, Pratt & Whitney’s senior vice president of Operations & Engineering, was named recipient of the ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineering) 2012 Leadership Award for advancing the use of computers and information in engineering… See more

Friday, August 10, 2012
Leadership

Hess, Industry Leaders Urge End to Sequestration at West Palm Beach Rally

Pratt & Whitney and Sikorsky, in conjunction with the Aerospace Industries Association, hosted a "Second to None" rally for more than 300 employees on Wednesday in West Palm Beach, Fla. The rally highlighted the critical contribution of the aerospace and defense industry to the U.S. economy… See more

July 2012

Thursday, July 19, 2012
Leadership

Pratt & Whitney President Testifies Before House Armed Services Committee

Pratt & Whitney President and Aerospace Industries Association Chairman Dave Hess testified before the House Armed Services Committee Wednesday on the uncertainty around the topic of sequestration and the possible effects on national defense. See more

June 2012

Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Leadership

Paul Adams Inducted Into Connecticut Academy of Science & Engineering

Paul Adams, Pratt & Whitney’s senior vice president of Operations & Engineering, was recently inducted into the distinguished Connecticut Academy of Science & Engineering (CASE) for his outstanding contributions to jet propulsion technology… See more

May 2012

Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Leadership

Pratt & Whitney Establishes Engineering Center of Excellence at Iowa State University

Pratt & Whitney has established a strategic research partnership with Iowa State University to improve gas turbine engine technology for aerospace applications. The five-year initiative establishes a Pratt & Whitney Center of Excellence at Iowa State University… See more

Friday, May 18, 2012
Leadership

Hess: ‘It's a Transformational Period in Our Core Engine Businesses'

Pratt & Whitney President David Hess was the guest of honor at the Royal Aeronautical Society's annual banquet in London on May 16. The event typically draws 400 to 500 guests from all sectors of aerospace and aligns with the society's mission of advancing aeronautical art, science and engineering around the world… See more

Thursday, May 3, 2012
Leadership

P&W President Gives 'State of the Business' Briefing

Pratt & Whitney President David Hess provided a business briefing during Pratt & Whitney Media Day on Wednesday. The overview included program highlights from Commercial Engines (including a PurePower engine update), Military Engines, Pratt & Whitney Canada and Pratt & Whitney Power Systems… See more

Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Leadership

Hess Discusses Benefits of PurePower Engine in Bloomberg Interview

Pratt & Whitney President David Hess was interviewed by Willow Bay of Bloomberg News at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Los Angeles, Calif., on Monday. Airlines need more efficient aircraft with fuel efficient engines, Hess said, and Pratt & Whitney’s new engine technology can help… See more

March 2012

Thursday, March 29, 2012
Leadership

The Hill Features Hess, AIA in Sequestration Budget Battle

Pratt & Whitney President David Hess, in his role as chairman of the Aerospace Industries Association, described the potential impact of budget sequestration in a story published Tuesday in The Hill. The Washington, D.C.,-based publication, which covers the U.S. Congress, reported the story as Hess and AIA leaders urge legislators to put a stop to sequestration… See more

February 2012

Thursday, February 23, 2012
Leadership

Lieberman: 'I'm Going To Fight To Keep That Eagle Flying High and Strong'

U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman visited Pratt & Whitney in East Hartford, Conn., this week. Company leaders, including P&W President Dave Hess, took time to thank the senator for his support throughout his four terms in the U.S. Senate. Lieberman has supported the Pratt & Whitney-powered F-22 Raptor, C-17 Globemaster III, F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and the selection of Boeing and Pratt & Whitney for the Air Force aerial tanker contract… See more

Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Leadership

Pratt & Whitney Teaches Singapore Polytechnic Students to Power the Future

SINGAPORE AIR SHOW – Singapore, Feb. 15, 2012 – Singapore Polytechnic (SP) and Pratt & Whitney signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today enabling students to participate in an Overseas Industrial Training Program (OITP) at Pratt & Whitney’s Customer Training Center in China… See more

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Leadership

Pratt & Whitney Powers Learning with National Formosa University Students

National Formosa University (NFU) and Pratt & Whitney signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The agreement allows NFU students to participate in a well-designed curriculum for commercial engine maintenance as well as other professional training at Pratt & Whitney’s Customer Training Center (CTC) in China… See more

January 2012

Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Leadership

P&W Rocketdyne Vice President Interviewed on 'Space Show'

Steve Bouley, vice president, Launch Vehicle and Hypersonic Systems, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, was a guest on the Jan. 18 edition of The Space Show. In a 60-minute interview with Dr. David Livingston, Bouley discusses the RS-68 and RL10B-2 engines, which power the Delta IV; the evolution of hypersonic technology and other subjects… See more

Monday, January 9, 2012
Leadership

Hartford Business: Engine Alliance President on a Mission

The Hartford Business Journal has named Engine Alliance President Mary Ellen Jones to its list of "5 To Watch In 2012" for her role on the Connecticut Airport Authority Board of Directors… See more

Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Leadership

United Technologies Corp. Chairman and CEO Louis Chênevert Named Person of the Year by Aviation Week

Aviation Week has selected Louis R. Chênevert, chairman and CEO of United Technologies Corp. (UTC), parent company to aerospace giants Pratt & Whitney, Sikorsky and Hamilton Sundstrand, as its 2011 Person of the Year. With a series of bold — and surprising — deals, Chênevert ensured Pratt & Whitney's resurgence, while reinvigorating UTC as a force to be reckoned with in the aerospace and defense (A&D) industries… See more