Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has named Maria Della Posta Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing. Keyvan Fard, who previously held the position, will focus his efforts on developing growth opportunities in key markets for P&WC. Pratt & Whitney Canada is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company.
Prior to assuming her new role Della Posta was Vice President of Customer Service. She joined P&WC in 1985 and held positions of increasing responsibility in the Procurement, Finance and Customer Support organizations. Della Posta holds an MBA as well as a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University.
"Maria's strategic leadership and vision will guide Pratt & Whitney Canada's sales and marketing organization and play a key role in ensuring the company remains well-positioned for future growth," said P&WC President John Saabas. "Maria's 'customer first' philosophy as well as her ability to inspire and motivate her teams, will serve her well in her new role."
Della Posta brings to the position strong business acumen, a profound knowledge of the industry and strong customer relationship management practices. As Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for P&WC, Della Posta will lead the development of commercial strategies for the business aviation, helicopter and regional airline markets.
"Today, more than ever, having the right people in the right places is the cornerstone of a successful business," said Saabas. "At Pratt & Whitney Canada, we take great pride in both recognizing and rewarding outstanding employees at all levels."
Pratt & Whitney Canada, based in Longueuil, Quebec, is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines powering business, general aviation and regional aircraft and helicopters. The company also manufactures auxiliary power units and industrial gas turbines. United Technologies, based in Hartford, Conn., United States, is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the global aerospace and building industries.