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Pratt & Whitney Canada Announces Senior Management Appointments

Sep 14, 2006 - 00:00 AM

LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 14, 2006) - Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. (P&WC), a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company, announced the appointment of John Saabas as executive vice president and Benoit Brossoit as senior vice president, Service Centres and Operations, P&WC.

"John and Benoit will play a key role in helping our company meet our ambitious growth objectives," said Alain M. Bellemare, president, P&WC. "They bring a wealth of experience and capability in their new roles."

Mr. Saabas will be responsible for engineering, operations, quality, service centres, customer support and marketing. Previously senior vice president, engineering and operations, Mr. Saabas has been with P&WC since 1985. His strong leadership skills, technical knowledge and focus on process improvements have resulted in many important achievements. Mr. Saabas earned Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Applied Sciences (Mechanical Engineering) from the University of Waterloo and a PhD in Aerodynamics from McGill University.

Mr. Brossoit, who will report to Mr. Saabas, will provide leadership and strategic direction to the P&WC Service Centre network as well as P&WC's manufacturing operations and supply chain activities worldwide. He joined P&WC in 1995 and demonstrated a high degree of leadership success in Operations before being appointed vice president, Service Centres, in 2003. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from the GMI Engineering & Management Institute.

Pratt & Whitney Canada, based in Longueuil, Quebec, is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines powering business, general aviation and regional aircraft, and helicopters. The company also offers auxiliary power units and industrial gas turbines. United Technologies, based in Hartford, Conn., USA, is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the global aerospace and building industries.


Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.
Nancy German
Vice President - Communications
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