Pratt & Whitney, which is owned by UTC, said that the new president will be Paul Adams.
Hess had been president since 2009.
“Hess, age 58, is retiring after 34 years at UTC. He joined UTC through Hamilton Sundstrand in 1979, and was appointed president, Hamilton Sundstrand in 2005, followed by his appointment as president, Pratt & Whitney in 2009,” UTC said in a company press release.
"During his tenure, Hamilton Sundstrand became the largest systems supplier on Boeing's 787," said UTC Propulsion & Aerospace Systems President & Chief Executive Officer Alain Bellemare. "Under his leadership, Pratt & Whitney achieved its sole-source position on the F-35 fighter aircraft, acquired a majority share in International Aero Engines and won five applications for the new PurePower Geared Turbofan engine."
“Adams, age 52, joined UTC in 1999, and brings more than 30 years of engineering and leadership expertise,” UTC said. He will succeed Hess as president of Pratt & Whitney on Jan. 1.
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