People: United Technologies Corp (UTX)
24 May 2013
De Baranda Riva, Pedro
Mr. Pedro Sainz De Baranda Riva serves as President - Otis Elevator Company of United Technologies Corp. He most recently served as president of Otis' South Europe and Middle East area. He began his career at United Technologies in 1993 as a research engineer at the United Technologies Research Center in Madrid. In 1997, he was transferred to the Otis Engineering Center in Farmington, Conn., as principal engineer. In 2001, Baranda was named director, new equipment, Otis Mexico and in 2002 was appointed managing director, Otis Portugal. In 2004, he was named general manager, Otis Spain. In 2006, Baranda was appointed managing director, Otis Spain and became a member of the Otis Executive Committee. In 2000, Baranda was among a team of Otis engineers who earned the George Mead Medal -- the highest engineering honor given by UTC -- for contributions to the development of the revolutionary Gen2(R) elevator system, which replaced conventional steel ropes with polyurethane-coated steel belts. He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Oviedo in Spain, a doctorate in engineering from Rutgers University, and a Master of Business Administration from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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