Sikorsky Appoints Head of Global Business

STRATFORD, Conn., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced the appointment of Carey Bond as president of the company's Sikorsky Global Helicopters business. Bond also retains his previous position as Chief Marketing Officer and reports to Sikorsky President Jeffrey P. Pino. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

Sikorsky Global Helicopters produces commercial and military versions of the S-76®, S-92®, and light helicopter lines. SGH subsidiaries include Keystone Helicopter Corp. and Associated Aircraft Group.

Bond joined Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. in 2005. He had served as Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer prior to his current position, and before that he was Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Strategic Programs. In that latter role, he oversaw Sikorsky's successful acquisition and integration of Keystone Helicopter Corp. in Pennsylvania and PZL Mielec in Poland. He also orchestrated Sikorsky's increased participation in the Chinese aerospace market by establishing agreements with China's AVIC II.

Bond has more than 25 years of industry experience and holds an MBA from Texas Christian University. Prior to joining Sikorsky, he led Bell Helicopter's Worldwide Customer Support and Service Organization.

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., based in Stratford, Conn., is a world leader in helicopter design, manufacturing and service. The company's mission statement reflects its long commitment to safety and innovation: "We pioneer flight solutions that bring people home everywhere . . . every time(TM)." United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Conn., provides a broad range of high technology products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries.

SOURCE Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.