Kansas City, Mo. – January 6, 2012 PAS Technologies Inc. (PAS or the Company) is pleased to announce that Tom Hutton has joined the management team of PAS as CEO. Mr. Hutton has over 25 years of experience in the aerospace industry in operational and executive roles, serving most recently as Vice President of Pratt & Whitney’s Global Service Partners. In the new organizational structure, Phil Milazzo will continue to serve as the Company’s President, working in close partnership with Mr. Hutton and leading the Company’s business development and customer relationship activities. The combined leadership of Mr. Hutton and Mr. Milazzo will create a dynamic collaboration in the aerospace maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) market. Mr. Hutton will join Mr. Milazzo on the Company’s Board of Directors and the Company’s Executive Committee.
“We are excited to have someone with Tom’s experience joining PAS as our CEO” said Phil Milazzo, President of PAS. “Tom is a highly respected executive in the aerospace engine MRO market and has a deep understanding of PAS’s capabilities and markets. His skill sets will help accelerate our growth and development as an organization.”
Mr. Hutton said, “I look forward to joining the PAS team as we continue to drive operational excellence and invest in expanding our capabilities and global footprint in support of our customers. Having worked with the PAS team as a customer over the last several years, I am very familiar with the Company’s focused commitment to its customers and the significant business opportunity ahead of us.”
Mr. Hutton joins PAS from Pratt & Whitney where he most recently served as Vice President of its Global Service Partners, Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul portfolio for the last year. In this role, Mr. Hutton has had executive leadership responsibility for Pratt & Whitney’s global aerospace engine repair, maintenance and overhaul operations. Prior to this role, Mr. Hutton spent approximately four and a half years as Vice President of Pratt & Whitney’s Global Service Partners - Repair business where he had primary responsibility for 16 component repair facilities and over 3,500 associates. Prior to this role, Mr. Hutton spent 19 years in various engineering and management rolls with progressing responsibilities with United Technologies Corporation, both at Pratt & Whitney and Sikorsky Aircraft.
Mr. Hutton earned degrees in Manufacturing Engineering from Greater New Haven State Technical College in 1985 and in Industrial Technology-Manufacturing from Central Connecticut State University in 1989. Mr. Hutton was also a Sloan Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he earned a Masters in Business Administration in 2004. Mr. Hutton has participated in a number of other operational and executive education courses and has contributed to lean manufacturing programs at the Darden Graduate School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University and the Harvard Business School. In addition to his professional endeavors, Mr. Hutton has served on the board of several charitable organizations, including his current role as a director of the Hospital for Special Care in New Britain, Connecticut.
PAS, headquartered in North Kansas City Missouri, specializes in providing innovative component repair and specialized coating services to customers in the commercial aerospace, defense, industrial, and oil & gas markets. PAS is focused on providing industry-leading customer service levels through the integration of repair, machining, welding, brazing, coating and plating capabilities that provide its customers “One-Stop Shop” repair services. PAS leverages its investments in proprietary high-technology repair processes, in addition to repair solutions licensed from its OEM partners, to deliver its customers repair solutions that help them avoid costly replacement part purchases. The Company’s significant coating technology and know-how enable PAS to service industries that require product performance in high-wear, high-heat and highly corrosive environments.