MIT Students Tour Pratt & Whitney's Columbus Facility

A group of more than 50 students and faculty members from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) Leaders for Global Operations program toured the Columbus Engine Center Jan. 9 to experience what it's like to work in a high-tech manufacturing business. Aftermarket President Matthew Bromberg, who graduated from the Leaders for Global Operations program in 2000 and serves on the program's governance board, helped host the visit.

The group toured both the Columbus Engine Center, responsible for overhaul of Pratt & Whitney commercial and military engines, as well as Columbus Forge, which provides isothermally forged powder disks, seals, rings and hub forgings.

"It was a pleasure to spend time with such bright and talented students and introduce them to the innovative manufacturing and aftermarket businesses here in Columbus," Bromberg said. "From both a personal and professional standpoint, I have come to know firsthand the value of the Leaders for Global Operations program in developing tomorrow's business leaders. Given our commitment to attracting the best and brightest talent to our company, it was rewarding to expose them to the fine work going on in Columbus, which maintains and produces parts for the best jet engines in the world."

Leaders for Global Operations graduates earn both an MBA and an engineering degree upon program completion. United Technologies helped found the program in 1988 and is an Leaders for Global Operations partner company.