On the frontlines of the future: Collins Aerospace inducts new class of Fellows with industry-leading expertise

  • Company’s Fellows play integral role in redefining aerospace with more intelligent, more connected and more electric solutions for customers
  • New class of 26 Fellows boosts Collins Fellows community to 147 members
  • Elite group collectively holds more than 300 advanced degrees and nearly 2,000 awarded patents

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Nov. 12, 2019) – Collins Aerospace Systems today announced that is has inducted a new class of 26 Fellows. Through their industry-leading expertise, Fellows play an integral role in helping the company redefine aerospace with more intelligent, more connected and more electric solutions for its customers. Collins Aerospace is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). With exceptional technical knowledge in fields ranging from microelectronics packaging to predictive health maintenance, Collins Aerospace’s Fellows are on the frontlines of the future, working to advance key company initiatives such as autonomous flight, hybrid-electric propulsion, connectivity and advanced manufacturing. The Collins Aerospace Fellows community of 147 members collectively holds more than 300 advanced degrees and nearly 2,000 awarded patents. “We look to our Fellows to drive technical excellence and innovation in everything we do, and to champion breakthroughs, collaboration and mentoring across the company,” said Dr. Mauro Atalla, senior vice president of Engineering & Technology at Collins Aerospace. “It’s my pleasure to welcome our new class of Fellows, and I look forward to working with them as we continue to explore the art of the possible in our quest to redefine aerospace.” Being chosen as a Collins Aerospace Fellow represents a hallmark achievement in one’s career, as a recognition of an employee's expertise, leadership and cumulative contributions to the company and aerospace industry at large. The selections are the result of a rigorous and competitive internal evaluation process. The 2019 Collins Aerospace Fellows include:Senior Fellows Dan Burbank, Mission Systems Engineering Matthew J. Carrico, Avionics Systems Engineering Matthew P. Corbett, System on Chip, ASIC & FPGA Ashraf Sherif, Ph.D., Interiors & Lighting Steve Ward, Composite MaterialsFellows Eric N. Anderson, Cockpit Displays Kimera H. Cho, Microelectronics Packaging Trevor A. Craney, Data, Information Theory, Statistics David H. Crowne, Fuel Systems Charlene Hu, Ph.D., Aerodynamics & Fluid Mechanics Eric Johannessen, Lighting Electronics Glenn Allen Johnson, Industrial Design Michael J. Krenz, Electrical Generation / Distribution Dave Larsen, Predictive Health Management Systems Qiao Lu, Ph.D., P.E., Fluid Heat Transfer & Thermodynamics James A. Marek, Cybersecurity, Information Assurance Elizabeth Maxey Ray, QMS Management & Compliance Scott E. Nagel, Software Process Jason E. Nipper, Electronics Manufacturing & Electronics Producibility Debabrata Pal, Ph.D., Electronics Cooling Carol M. Parendo, Statistical Methods James Randy Penley, Transient Dynamics Kanwal Reen, Cybersecurity Angelo J. Ruggeri, Communication / Navigation & Networks Frédéric Trincal, Connected Aircraft Ecosystem Paul Vanderpol, Fatigue & FractureAbout Collins Aerospace Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Created in 2018 by bringing together UTC Aerospace Systems and Rockwell Collins, Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market. For more information, visit CollinsAerospace.com. About United Technologies Corporation United Technologies Corp., based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries. By combining a passion for science with precision engineering, the company is creating smart, sustainable solutions the world needs. For more information about the company, visit our website at www.utc.com or follow us on Twitter: @UTC.

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