FARMINGTON-United Technologies Corp. has hired an Airbus executive to provide strategic leadership for the company’s research, engineering and development activities.
Paul Eremenko will serve as senior vice president and chief technology officer effective Jan. 1. He succeeds J. Michael McQuade, who will retire next year.
“Paul is a transformative leader with deep experience in aerospace and commercial technologies, and a record of disruptive innovation,” said Greg Hayes, chairman and CEO of UTC.
“Paul will continue our proud history of engineering, research and development excellence while accelerating purposeful innovation for the benefit of our customers.”
Eremenko will provide strategic leadership for the company’s research, engineering and development activities in the global aerospace and building systems industries. He will also oversee the United Technologies Research Center.
Previously, Eremenko served as the founding CEO of A^3 by Airbus Group and held leadership roles at Google, Motorola Mobility and DARPA - the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in aeronautics and astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a master’s degree in aeronautics from the California Institute of Technology and a juris doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center. He received the U. S. Secretary of Defense Distinguished Public Service Medal.
Dr. McQuade will remain with UTC through early 2018.
“We are grateful to Michael for his outstanding service, including his contributions to UTC’s innovation leadership in the aerospace and building industries,” said Hayes. “We have also benefited from Michael’s commitment to science and technology education as we build a diverse pipeline of talent for today and the future.”
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