Paul Adams Named Chief Operating Officer of Pratt & Whitney

Wed Jan 9, 2013 1:30pm EST

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EAST HARTFORD, Conn.,  Jan. 9, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney today
announced that  Paul Adams, 51, is appointed Chief Operating Officer effective
immediately and reporting to Pratt & Whitney President  David P. Hess. Pratt &
Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

"Pratt & Whitney is entering an exciting period with many programs in
development and new products entering service across our markets," said Hess.
"To ensure a unified and integrated approach to managing the vast increase in
volume associated with the success of our new products, we have created the new
position of Chief Operating Officer.  Paul Adams  is uniquely qualified to fill
this role and will collaborate with me to develop and lead strategic initiatives
in support of our growth plan."

As Chief Operating Officer, Adams will lead a unified operations strategy across
all Pratt & Whitney business units to ensure the readiness of the company's
global supply chain. At the same time, Paul will drive the engineering and
programs organizations to achieve on-time entry-into-service of all the
company's programs. Among the organizations reporting to Paul will be Commercial
Engines, Military Engines, Pratt &  Whitney Canada, Power Systems, AeroPower, as
well as Engineering and Operations.

Paul brings to this position nearly 30 years of engine knowledge and the
demonstrated capability to lead large organizations through complex, large-scale
projects. Most recently, his leadership in Engineering and Operations, and
collaboration with the Commercial Engines and Military Engines teams, has
enabled Pratt & Whitney to meet program milestones for the Geared Turbofan and
the F135 engines.

"Pratt & Whitney has a proud 87-year legacy of delivering dependable engines and
services to our customers and in leading the industry in providing innovative
propulsion technology that advances aviation across all sectors," Hess said.
"With this move we look forward to delivering even better propulsion system
products and services that continue building on that legacy."

Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of
aircraft engines, space propulsion systems and industrial gas turbines. United
Technologies, based in  Hartford, Conn., is a diversified company providing high
technology products and services to the global aerospace and commercial building

Bryan Kidder   
Pratt & Whitney   

SOURCE  Pratt & Whitney
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