HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) announced today that David Hess, currently President of Hamilton Sundstrand, will succeed Stephen Finger as President of
"I am pleased to announce these important changes in UTC's senior leadership," Chenevert said. "This orderly transition again demonstrates the strength and depth of UTC's management team."
Hess, 53, has headed Hamilton Sundstrand since 2005, overseeing steady growth in revenues and profits. Under his leadership, the company won major systems contracts on the Boeing 787, Airbus A380, Joint Strike Fighter, Embraer regional jet family, and Mitsubishi Regional Jet aircraft, as well as Sikorsky's CH-53K helicopter.
"Dave has built an impressive record of success at Hamilton Sundstrand," Chenevert said. "I look forward to Dave using this experience in his new position and leading continued exceptional performance at
Hess joined UTC in 1979 and has held executive positions at Hamilton Sundstrand since 1995. He holds both a bachelor's and master's degree in electrical engineering from
Bellemare, 47, was appointed President of
"Alain's track record of achievement as an aerospace executive makes him well prepared to lead Hamilton Sundstrand as it continues to deliver value to customers and UTC shareholders," Chenevert said.
Finger, 59, is retiring after 38 years at UTC, virtually all of it at
"Steve has made many extraordinary contributions over his long tenure. We will miss his energy and experience. We wish him and his family many happy years in the future," Chenevert said.
Succeeding Bellemare as President of
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