UTC names Mike Maurer as president of Sikorsky

United Technologies Corp has
announced the appointment of Mick Maurer as President of its Sikorsky Aircraft
from 1 July 2012. Maurer will report to UTC chairman and chief executive Louis
Chênevert, succeeding Jeffrey P. Pino, who will retire 1 July 2012. To ensure a
seamless succession, Pino and Maurer will collaborate closely during the next
two months, after which Pino will serve as a consultant to Sikorsky.

Maurer joined UTC in 1989 at
the corporation’s Otis Elevator until 2000, when he joined Sikorsky as vice president,
enterprise planning and development. Most recently, Maurer served as president
of the Sikorsky Military Systems unit, responsible for US and International
Military program and product line management, customer relationships and
military aircraft delivery.

“I am confident that under
Mick’s leadership, Sikorsky will continue to deliver unmatched value to
customers and UTC shareholders,” Chênevert said. “Mick is exceptionally well
qualified to lead Sikorsky, given his demonstrated leadership capabilities,
strong customer relationships and deep industry knowledge.”

Pino is completing a career
in aerospace that spans nearly four decades. He is a retired Master Army
Aviator and served in the US Army for 26 years in the active duty, Guard and
Reserve components. Prior to joining Sikorsky in 2002, he spent 17 years with
Textron’s Bell Helicopter unit.

Pino became Sikorsky’s
president in 2006 after previously serving as the company’s senior vice president for corporate strategy, marketing and commercial programmes.

“Jeff has positioned
Sikorsky well for the future, overseeing the successful development of the
CH-53K heavy-lift helicopter and Sikorsky’s X2 technology, which was recognised
with the 2010 Collier Trophy and is now being incorporated into the S-97
RAIDER.” Chênevert said. “We congratulate Jeff on an outstanding career and
wish him all the best in retirement.”

Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: terry@corporatejetinvestor.com or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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