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UTC elects Chênevert chief executive officer

utclouisnewsApril 10, 2008, Longeuil, Que.  - United Technologies Corp. has elected Louis R. Chênevert the corporation’s chief executive officer, succeeding George David, 66, who will continue as chairman. Chênevert, 50, will retain the title of UTC president and continue as a director.


April 10, 2008
By Corrie


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April 10,
2008, Longeuil, Que.  – United Technologies Corp. has elected Louis R. Chênevert the corporation’s chief executive officer,
succeeding George David, 66, who will continue as chairman. Chênevert,
50, will retain the title of UTC president and continue as a director.

“This transition has been a deliberate and successful process during
which Louis has demonstrated his ability successfully to lead this
large and complex organization. We all have the highest confidence in
him,” said David.
Chênevert was elected UTC’s president and chief operating officer in
March 2006. He joined Pratt & Whitney Canada, a UTC subsidiary, in
1993 after 14 years at General Motors and was elected Pratt &
Whitney’s president in 1999.

“I am honored by the trust the Board has placed in me and feel
privileged to have the opportunity to follow George David, a truly
outstanding leader and CEO,” Chênevert said. “Under George’s
leadership, UTC has delivered extraordinary performance and is well
positioned for the future.”
“I have great confidence in UTC’s ability to continue to deliver
superior performance. We have an experienced leadership team, a
balanced portfolio of products, and a strong global footprint, the
essential elements of success,” Chênevert added.

United Technologies, based in Hartford, Conn., is a diversified
company providing high technology products and services to the global
aerospace and building industries. UTC’s products include Pratt &
Whitney aircraft engines, Sikorsky helicopters, Carrier heating and air
conditioning, Hamilton Sundstrand aerospace systems and industrial
products, Otis elevators and escalators, UTC Fire & Security
systems and UTC Power fuel cells.

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