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UTC Employees Honored as 'Hartford's Finest' by Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

UTC Employees Honored as 'Hartford's Finest' by Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Friday, August 2, 2013

Three UTC employees representing Pratt & Whitney and United Technologies Aerospace Systems (UTAS) were recently recognized by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) as a part of this year's class of "Hartford's Finest."

The distinction celebrates and honors the state's "finest professionals" for their success in business and leadership in their community. In addition, the three employees raised more than $6,000 for CFF.

This year's class included:

  • Chris Bonn, project lead, Engine and Control Systems, UTAS. Bonn has volunteered for Habitat for Humanity and is actively searching for ways to apply his business and strategic knowledge to address social issues.
  • Sarah Greer, assistant program manager, Engine and Control Systems, UTAS. Greer serves on the committee for the Mustaches for Kids Hartford Chapter and volunteers at the CT Audubon Society.
  • Leslie Faith Lyte, commercial manager, Pratt & Whitney. Leslie has a passion for many volunteer organizations including the CFF, New Haven Home Recovery, New Haven Soup Kitchen, and the AIDS Project.

Mike Carbonetta, delivery assurance program manager, UTAS, was a previous recipient of this award, and served as chair for this year's event. Carbonetta was on-hand to recognize the honorees.

"I felt privileged and humbled to be honored by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation," said Lyte, "the stories of the people affected by cystic fibrosis, especially the courageous children, have touched my heart and inspired me to want to help find a cure for this disease."

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