Tom Prete is vice president of Engineering at Pratt & Whitney. He is responsible for leading the company's global engineering organization, with a focus on customer requirements, advancing market-differentiating technologies, leading continuous improvement and standard work and developing technical leadership. Since joining Pratt & Whitney in 1988, Tom has held positions of increasing responsibility in Engineering and Customer Service.
Tom's many leadership roles include chief engineer for Operational Military Engines, director for Global Services Engineering and chief engineer of Hot Section Engineering. While supporting the Military Engines business unit, Tom received the William G. Chamberlain Award for outstanding military customer service in leading the F100 and J52 engineering organizations.
Tom was inducted into the University of Connecticut School of Engineering Academy of Distinguished Engineers in 2008, a distinction reserved for alumni who have consistently demonstrated professional achievements and advanced the quality and reputation of the School of Engineering. He also serves on UConn's School of Engineering Senior Advisory Board and Georgia Tech's Aerospace Engineering School Advisory Council and is an inducted member of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering.
Tom holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from UConn, a master's degree in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer at Hartford and an MBA from UConn.
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