Paul R. Adams to Discuss P&W’s Game Changing PurePower® Geared Turbofan™ Engine at 37th Annual Dinner of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering, May 31st

Rocky Hill, CT – Paul R. Adams, Senior Vice President of Operations and Engineering at Pratt & Whitney, will deliver this year’s keynote address at the 37th Annual Meeting of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE), Thursday, May 31, 2012, at the University of Connecticut’s Rome Ballroom in Storrs. Adams is among the Academy’s 39 newly elected members for 2012. He will discuss P&W’s PurePower® Geared Turbofan™ (GTF) engine, a game changing technology that has altered the normal course of commercial jet engine development.

Adams has more than 29 years of leadership in program management and engineering with extensive, global experience in the aircraft engine industry. He joined Pratt & Whitney from Williams International in 1999 and was appointed to his current position in October 2011. His responsibilities include new product development, technology strategy, manufacturing operations, and supply chain management. The results of his efforts and leadership have contributed significantly to the company’s improved productivity and overall product competitiveness. Previously, he served as P&W’s Senior Vice President of Engineering and Vice President of Engineering Module Centers, where he has been instrumental in the development of both the Joint Strike Fighter and Geared Turbofan™ products.

Adams additionally serves on the advisory boards of the University of Michigan Aerospace Engineering Department and the University of Connecticut School Of Engineering. He completed the Stanford Executive Program through the Stanford Graduate Business School
and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan.


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