FARMINGTON, Conn., Nov. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) ("UTC") has announced the appointment of Paul Eremenko as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, effective January 1, 2018. Eremenko succeeds J. Michael McQuade, who will retire next year following a distinguished career.
Reporting to UTC Chairman and CEO Greg Hayes, Eremenko will provide strategic leadership for the company's research, engineering and development activities in the global aerospace and building systems industries. He will also oversee the United Technologies Research Center.
"Paul is a transformative leader with deep experience in aerospace and commercial technologies, and a record of disruptive innovation," said Greg Hayes, Chairman and CEO. "Paul will continue our proud history of engineering, research and development excellence while accelerating purposeful innovation for the benefit of our customers."
Eremenko will join UTC from Airbus, where he is the Chief Technology Officer. Previously, Eremenko served as the founding CEO of A^3 by Airbus Group and held leadership roles at Google, Motorola Mobility and DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. He earned a bachelor's degree in aeronautics and astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a master's degree in aeronautics from the California Institute of Technology and a juris doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center. He received the U. S. Secretary of Defense Distinguished Public Service Medal.
Dr. McQuade will remain with UTC through early 2018. "We are grateful to Michael for his outstanding service, including his contributions to UTC's innovation leadership in the aerospace and building industries," said Hayes. "We have also benefitted from Michael's commitment to science and technology education as we build a diverse pipeline of talent for today and the future."
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 that move the world forward. To learn more about UTC, visit the website or follow the company on Twitter: @UTC
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