SINGAPORE, August 6, 2012 – Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners announced today William C. Kircher has been named vice president, Singapore Overhaul & Repair. In this newly expanded role, Kircher will lead Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners' six part repair and engine overhaul businesses in Singapore and Taiwan. Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
"This new position signals our commitment to continue operating in the quickly growing Asia Pacific region," said Jerry Tarnacki, Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners vice president. "We aim to put forward strengthened teamwork from our Global Service Partner network in the region, and we’re excited to have Bill take this lead given his time spent in the region."
Kircher will continue to be based in Singapore, and will oversee Singapore Part Repair Operations, International Aerospace Tubes - Asia, Combustor Airmotive Services, Turbine Overhaul Services, Eagle Services Asia and Asian Compressor Technology Services. He will also lead Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners' corporate activities in the region, and be responsible for several initiatives including furthering relationships with partners, customers and key stakeholders in the region, identifying strategic opportunities in new and existing markets, and coordinating operations.
Most recently, Kircher served as general manager for Eagle Services Asia, the company's Singapore-based engine overhaul facility. He joined United Technologies Corp. in 1999 and has held various positions including general manager of Turbine Overhaul Services in Singapore and Asian Compressor Technology Services in Taiwan – both of which led to ACE Gold, the highest standard of Achieving Competitive Excellence, the UTC operating system.
Kircher holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern University in Industrial Engineering and an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. In addition, he is the chairperson of the UTC Singapore Operations Council.
Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners is a total service provider for engines made by Pratt & Whitney, International Aero Engines, General Electric, Rolls-Royce and CFMI®. Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, space propulsion systems and industrial gas turbines. United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Conn., is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the global aerospace and commercial building industries.