Pratt & Whitney today announced the appointment of Christopher T. Calio as president of the company’s commercial engines business, effective Feb. 1 and reporting to Pratt & Whitney President Bob Leduc. Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
“This is an exciting time in our company’s history as we continue to ramp-up engine production and transform aviation with our PurePower® Geared Turbofan™ engine. Integrating all commercial engines program management, sales, customer support and aftermarket services into one organization during this period of growth enables us to best serve our expanding customer base and support their fleets,” said Pratt & Whitney President Bob Leduc. “Chris brings significant depth of commercial aerospace experience to this role. As leader of a unified commercial engines organization, I am confident Chris will help us optimize the value we deliver to customers each and every day.”
Calio joined United Technologies Corp. (UTC) in 2005 as assistant counsel and has served in several positions of increasing responsibility across UTC. Calio led the Commercial Engines Legal Department during development and launch of Pratt & Whitney’s A320neo program, and was instrumental in leading the company’s acquisition of Rolls-Royce’s program share in the IAE collaboration. In addition to his previous leadership experience with Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines, he has also been a key business partner in leadership roles at Otis, UTC Aerospace Systems, and most recently as chief of staff for the UTC Chairman and CEO.
Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines and auxiliary power units. United Technologies Corp., based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries. To learn more about UTC, visit the website at www.utc.com or follow the company on Twitter: @UTC.