FARMINGTON, Conn., Jan. 15 (UPI) -- United Technologies Corporation has announced Robert Leduc will replace Paul R. Adams as president of Pratt & Whitney.
Leduc recently served as president of Sikorsky Aircraft, now owned by Lockheed Martin. As president of Pratt & Whitney, Leduc will report to UTC President and CEO Gregory Hayes.
"Bob's leadership was instrumental in the successful sale of Sikorsky Aircraft last year," Hayes said of Leduc in a statement. "His vision and experience in the aerospace industry, his proven leadership skills and his track record of executing complex development programs make him the right choice to lead Pratt & Whitney as we ramp up production of our exciting new PurePower Geared Turbofan engine."
During his 35-year career with UTC, Leduc held several leadership roles in UTC companies. In addition to serving as president of Sikorsky Aircraft, Leduc also served as CEO for Pratt & Whitney, president of Boeing Programs and president UTC Space Systems.
The outgoing Adams is retiring after 17 years with United Technologies, after becoming Pratt & Whitney's COO in 2013, and president in 2014.
"Under Paul's leadership, Pratt & Whitney positioned itself for a bright future," Hayes added.