Pratt & Whitney Joint Venture Names Chan Kwai Wan General Manager

EAST HARTFORD, CT -- Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners (GSP), a United Technologies Corp. company, and its joint venture partner, China Eastern Airlines, have named Chan Kwai Wan general manager of the Shanghai Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Engine Maintenance Co., Ltd.

In this new role, Wan will oversee the construction and start-up of the new CFM56 engine overhaul facility, which is expected to induct its first engine in late 2008. Wan also will provide leadership in managing all aspects of the business and driving operational excellence.

"We are delighted to have someone as accomplished as Chan leading our newest engine center," says Jim Keenan, senior vice president and general manager, Pratt & Whitney GSP and vice chairman, Shanghai Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Engine Maintenance Co., Ltd. "Under Chan's leadership, I am confident that the Shanghai Engine Center will be the best engine maintenance and overhaul facility in all of China."

Wan has held a number of leadership positions in aircraft engine component repair and overhaul throughout his 25 year career in the aerospace industry. In his most recent role as lean manager for Pratt & Whitney engine overhaul centers, Wan led the operational transformation of six Pratt & Whitney worldwide overhaul and repair businesses. Wan earned an MBA from the State University of New York and an MS from Sheffield Hallam University in the United Kingdom.

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