President and Chief Executive Officer of UTC Propulsion and Aerospace Systems
On July 26, 2012, Alain Bellemare became President and Chief Executive Officer of UTC Propulsion & Aerospace Systems. In this role, he has leadership responsibility for Pratt & Whitney and UTC Aerospace Systems. UTC Aerospace Systems was established through the acquisition of the Goodrich Corp., which combined with Hamilton Sundstrand to form UTC Aerospace Systems. His responsibilities include some of the largest programs in UTC’s history, among them the integrated aerospace systems for the Boeing 787 and Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower Engine.
Bellemare served as President and Chief Operating Officer of UTC Propulsion & Aerospace Systems from Sept. 28, 2011, through July 2012. Bellemare also served as President of Hamilton Sundstrand, starting in that role on January 1, 2009.
Previously, Bellemare served as President of Pratt & Whitney Canada from 2002 to 2008, where he was responsible for the company’s global operations in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines powering helicopters, business, general aviation and regional aircraft. He also served as Pratt & Whitney Executive Vice President, Group Strategy & Development, beginning in April 2007. In this position, Bellemare led the strategic planning and business development initiatives supporting Pratt & Whitney’s short- and long-term business growth objectives, in addition to his leadership role at Pratt & Whitney Canada.
Bellemare began his career with United Technologies at Pratt & Whitney Canada in 1996 as Vice President of Manufacturing. In 1997, he progressed to Vice President of Operations. He also served as Executive Vice President before being appointed President. Before 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. He earned an MBA from McGill University in 1993 and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Sherbrooke in 1984. He specialized in aeronautical engineering at École Nationale Supérieure d’Ingénieurs en Construction Aéronautique (ENSICA) in Toulouse, France.
In 2007, Bellemare received the prestigious Flight magazine Publisher’s Award in recognition of his leadership in propelling Pratt & Whitney Canada to a position of great strength around the world, and for his contribution to aerospace. That same year, he was awarded an Exceptional Recognition from the Mouvement Québécois de la Qualité and the Quebec Government for his outstanding contribution to the advancement of quality. In 2006, he received the McGill Management Achievement Award for his community involvement and contributions to the Canadian economy. In 2001, he was honored as Nouveau Performant in recognition for his excellence in management. He also joined the ranks of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40™ in recognition of his achievements, vision and leadership.
Bellemare is also a member of the board of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA).
President, Aircraft Systems
Curtis Reusser is President of the Aircraft Systems business segment of UTC Aerospace Systems.
Reusser joined Goodrich in 1988 when it acquired TRAMCO, where he was Manager of Engineering. He held roles of increasing responsibility in Goodrich’s Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) operations before being appointed General Manager of Goodrich MRO Europe, based in the United Kingdom. He returned to the United States as Vice President and General Manager, Product and Process Definition at the company’s Aerostructures division in 1999. He was appointed President of the Aerostructures division in 2002 and was named President, Electronic Systems, in December 2007.
Prior to joining Goodrich, Reusser worked in engineering roles at General Dynamics and Heath Tecna.
President, Power, Controls & Sensing Systems
Mike Dumais is President of the Power, Controls & Sensing Systems segment of UTC Aerospace Systems.
Dumais joined United Technologies in 1998 as Director, Strategic Planning at the UTC corporate office and held that role until 2001, when he was appointed Vice President, Business Development, at Hamilton Sundstrand. In 2003, Dumais was appointed to the position of Vice President and General Manager, Worldwide Repair, and subsequently assumed the role of Vice President and General Manager, Hamilton Sundstrand Customer Service in 2004. In this role, he was responsible for the company’s Aerospace Commercial Spare Parts, Repair, and Military Spare Parts businesses as well as the network of Customer Service managers and field service representatives that supported Hamilton Sundstrand’s global customers.
President, Customer Service
Cindy Egnotovich is the UTC Aerospace Systems President, Customer Service, with responsibility for customer relationship management. In addition, the UTC Aerospace Systems Customer Service organization is focused on program management of customer long-term agreements, sales and technical support.
Egnotovich began her career at Goodrich in 1986 as a financial analyst. She was appointed Controller in 1993, Director of Operations in 1996 and then Vice President and General Manager, Ice Protection Systems Division, in 1998. In 2000, she was appointed Vice President and General Manager of Commercial Wheels and Brakes. She was named Group President, Engine and Safety Systems, in April 2002; Segment President, Electronic Systems, in December 2002; and Segment President, Engine Systems, in June 2005. She was named to her last position in January 2007, where she was Segment President, Nacelles and Interior Systems, which included Aerostructures, Customer Services and Interiors.
Egnotovich is a member of the Board of Directors of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association and serves as a Director of The Manitowoc Co., Inc.
Senior Vice President, Aircraft Systems
David Gitlin is Senior Vice President of Aircraft Systems. Prior to that, he led the integration of Goodrich Corp. with United Technologies Corp. to form the new UTC Aerospace Systems business.
Previously, Gitlin worked for UTC’s Hamilton Sundstrand division as President, Aerospace Customers & Business Development, where he oversaw aerospace customers, business development activities, partnerships and mergers & acquisitions. Prior to this role, he was President of Hamilton Sundstrand’s Auxiliary Power, Engine & Control Systems (APECS) business.
Senior Vice President, Power, Controls & Sensing Systems
Brian Brandewie is Senior Vice President of UTC Aerospace Systems’ Power, Controls & Sensing business. Prior to that, he was with Goodrich for 31 years, previously as President of Aircraft Wheels and Brakes.
Prior to Wheels and Brakes, Brian was Vice President/General Manager at the Aerostructures business unit responsible for the military business, engineering, research and development and sales to aircraft manufacturers. He also managed development programs for new products ranging from nacelle/propulsion systems to applications of proprietary products and processes on civil and military airframe platforms.