Alain M. Bellemare Named President, Pratt & Whitney Canada and Executive Vice President, Pratt & Whitney Strategy & Development

    EAST HARTFORD, CT, March 22 /CNW/ - Pratt & Whitney president Steve
Finger announced that Alain M. Bellemare will take on additional
responsibility as executive vice president, Pratt & Whitney Strategy and
Development effective April 1. Bellemare will retain his current role as
President, Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC). Pratt & Whitney is a United
Technologies Corp. (NYSE:   UTX) company.
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    "Throughout his career at P&WC, Alain has distinguished himself as a
strong leader who delivers exceptional results," said Steve Finger, Pratt &
Whitney president. "His broad knowledge and understanding of the aerospace
industries and global business provide the necessary skills and experience to
position Pratt & Whitney for the future."
    In his expanded new role, Bellemare will lead the strategic planning and
business development initiatives supporting Pratt and Whitney's short and long
term business growth objectives. Bellemare, 45, will continue to report
directly to Steve Finger, 58. "I am very excited about this new challenge and
look forward to taking a larger role in achieving Pratt & Whitney's growth
objectives," said Bellemare.
    John Saabas, 47, executive vice president, Pratt & Whitney Canada will
assume increased responsibility to lead P&WC's day-to-day operations at the
company's headquarters located in Longueuil, Canada.
    Bellemare joined Pratt & Whitney Canada as vice president, manufacturing
in October 1996, was named executive vice president in June 2001, and
appointed president in June 2002. Prior to joining Pratt & Whitney Canada,
Bellemare spent more than 12 years in a variety of engineering and
manufacturing positions with Kraft Canada and Crown Cork & Seal Canada.
Bellemare holds a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the
University of Sherbrooke and an MBA from McGill University in Montreal.

    Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service
of aircraft engines, space propulsion systems and industrial gas turbines.
United Technologies, based in Hartford, Conn., is a diversified company
providing high technology products and services to the global aerospace and
building industries.

         Jennifer Arsenault                  Nancy German
         Pratt & Whitney                     Pratt & Whitney Canada
         Tel.: 860.565.9600                  Tel: 450.647.4117

For further information:

For further information: Jennifer Arsenault of Pratt & Whitney, (860)
565-9600,; or Nancy German of Pratt & Whitney
Canada, (450) 647-4117,; Web Site:

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