HARTFORD, Conn., October 17, 2008 –- United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) today named Gregg Ward as Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, effective Nov. 3. He will be responsible for leading UTC’s federal and state governmental affairs activities, advising senior management on government relations, raising UTC’s profile in Washington, D.C., and communicating the company’s business interests to key public policymakers and organizations. He will report to UTC President and Chief Executive Officer Louis R. Chênevert.
Ward, 58, was most recently Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, for Siemens Corporation. While at Siemens, which he joined in 2001, Ward was responsible for the legislative, regulatory and political operations of Siemens’ Washington office, and for representing the interests of the company’s healthcare, energy, transportation and lighting businesses at the local, state and federal levels.
“Gregg has a solid record of experience and performance in Washington, D.C., and a thorough understanding of government affairs and business,” Chênevert said. “I am confident he will be a strong leader, an astute advisor and an effective representative for UTC’s interests with government.”
Prior to joining Siemens, Ward held a series of positions in both the private and public sectors in Washington, D.C. He was Senior Vice President, Government Relations, for the Chicago Mercantile Exchange from 1995 to 2001. Earlier in his career, Ward served in the U.S. Department of Energy as Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs.
Ward holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial relations from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Conn., provides a broad range of high technology products and services to the aerospace and commercial building industries.