"Greg Hayes has demonstrated strong performance in leading the company. He has streamlined our business portfolio, optimized our organization and positioned the company for sustained long-term growth," Kangas said.
"Ed Kangas has been an outstanding non-executive chairman for our board, providing strong leadership through an important period for our company," Hayes said. "I am honored to be elected chairman and look forward to continue working with Ed as our independent lead director."
Kangas is the former chairman and CEO of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. He has been a member of the United Technologies board since 2008 and serves as chairman of the board's audit committee.
United Technologies Corp., based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries. For more information about the company, visit our website at www.utc.com or follow us on Twitter: @UTC.
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