HARTFORD, Conn., Jan. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) today announced the appointment of David P. Hess, former President of Pratt & Whitney, to the position of UTC Senior Vice President, Aerospace Business Development. In this newly created position, Hess will work in close collaboration with Pratt & Whitney President Paul Adams and UTC Aerospace Systems President Dave Gitlin to strengthen relationships with key aerospace customers and partners.
"It is a great pleasure to welcome Dave back to UTC," said UTC President & Chief Executive Officer Gregory Hayes. "Dave is highly regarded across the aerospace industry. His strong customer relationships, deep industry knowledge and experienced leadership will provide tremendous value to the company as we focus on the entry into service and production ramp-up of our Geared Turbofan engine and numerous UTAS aircraft systems."
Prior to his retirement in early 2014, Hess served as President of Pratt & Whitney. Earlier in his 34-year career at UTC, he served as President of UTC's Hamilton Sundstrand business, now a part of UTC Aerospace Systems. During his tenure at Hamilton Sundstrand, the company became the largest systems supplier on Boeing's 787 aircraft, and while he led Pratt & Whitney, the company achieved sole-source position on the F-35 fighter aircraft, acquired a majority share in International Aero Engines, won five applications for the new PurePower Geared Turbofan engine and launched the PW800 on the new family of Gulfstream business jets.
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