If you’ve ever completed a flight or elevator ride safely, cooled your home, or put out a kitchen fire, chances are you can thank a United Technologies (UTC) business. UTC has leading positions in aircraft engines (Pratt & Whitney), aircraft components and maintenance (UT Aerospace Systems), elevators (Otis) and other technology sectors. An original LGO partner since the program’s founding in 1988, UTC has focused recent LGO internship projects on applying big data to forecast both demand for its products as well as their likely servicing needs.
Location: Hartford, CT
Research topic: Data Analytics
UTC-Pratt & Whitney use big data to analyze complex decisions on airplane maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO). Daniel developed an algorithm to forecast engine damage and service lifetime. To accomplish this, he managed a partnership between Pratt & Whitney and IBM. Daniel’s findings included defining the roles that particulate matter and humidity play in an engine’s service life, drawing on data gathered from takeoff and landing tests, weather conditions, and dust and pollen levels. Daniel’s project landed him a cover photo in Aviation Maintenance magazine.
Jessica Bashkoff (LGO ’13)
Location: Hartford, CT
Research topic: Data Analytics & Lean Optimization/Manufacturing
Jessica returned to UTC after graduation and joined the global leadership development program. She is currently a Transition Project Leader at Pratt & Whitney’s Global Supply Chain unit.
Matthew Bromberg (LGO ’00)
President, UTC-Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engine Aftermarket
At LGO: MBA & SM Mechanical Engineering
Previous studies: University of California, Berkeley, Physics
Matthew joined UTC in 2002 and served in various executive roles before becoming President for Pratt & Whitney’s global service, spare parts, and maintenance organization. His 6,000-person organization offers major airlines and leasing companies fleet management and repair services worldwide. Matthew has spoken at the LGO Leadership Seminar and is an enthusiastic sponsor of LGO internships.
Drew Corum (LGO ’09)
General Manager, Worldwide Repair, UTC Aerospace Systems
At LGO: MBA & SM Engineering Systems
Previous studies: Carnegie Mellon University, Mechanical Engineering
Joining UTC in their Operations Leadership Program after graduating from LGO, Drew’s diverse postings included Field Operations Project Manager at UTC Fire & Safety and Supplier Quality and Assurance at Pratt & Whitney. In his career with UTC Aerospace Systems’ worldwide repair site, Drew now leads over 350 hourly and salaried employees on strategic and business initiatives.
Frequent job titles at hire: Commercial Engines Aftermarket Rotation Program Associate, Leadership Development Program Associate
Common locations: San Francisco, CA; Boston, MA; Hartford, CT