David P. Hess
United Technologies Corporation (UTC)
Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer for Aerospace
David P. Hess is United Technologies Corporation Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer for Aerospace. Hess rejoined UTC in January 2015 following a 35-year career that included serving as President of the corporation’s Hamilton Sundstrand and Pratt & Whitney businesses.
Hess served as President of Pratt & Whitney from January 2009 through January 2014 where he was responsible for the company’s global operations in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines for commercial and military aircraft. He joined Pratt & Whitney after four years as President of Hamilton Sundstrand, the UTC business where he began his professional career in 1979.
Hess serves as a member of the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) Board of Governor’s Executive Committee. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Hartford HealthCare, the parent company of Hartford Hospital and the second largest health care provider in Connecticut. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of the National World War II Museum and is on the Board of Directors for The Discovery Center, a nonprofit group founded by Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward that works with students from Connecticut’s urban centers and suburban communities on diversity and team-building. In addition he also formerly served as Chairman of the International Aero Engines (IAE) Board of Directors and as a member of the Board of Directors for both Cytec Industries, Inc., and RTI International Metals, Inc.
Hess is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society. He holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from Hamilton College and a bachelor’s and master’s degree in electrical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He was awarded an MIT Sloan Fellowship in 1989 and earned a master’s degree in management in 1990.