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Adams to succeed Hess as Pratt & Whitney president

Connecticut USA-based aerospace and defense firm United Technologies Corp (NYSE: UTX) said that Paul R. Adams will succeed David P Hess as president of the firm´s Pratt & Whitney jet engine unit on January 1 2014 when Hess retires.

Adams is currently chief operating officer of Pratt & Whitney. He will report to UTC Propulsion & Aerospace Systems president & chief executive officer Alain M Bellemare.

He joined UTC in 1999, and has held various positions there over the past decade, most recently as senior vice president, operations & engineering and chief operating officer at Pratt & Whitney.

Hess is retiring after 34 years at UTC. He joined UTC through Hamilton Sundstrand in 1979, and was appointed president, Hamilton Sundstrand in 2005, followed by his appointment as president, Pratt & Whitney in 2009.

Pratt & Whitney is engaged in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, auxiliary and ground power units and small turbojet propulsion products.

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