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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