New Delhi. 19 December 2019 . Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), today announced the appointment of Ashmita Sethi to the position of Managing Director for India.

As Pratt & Whitney’s senior-most in-country leader, Ms. Sethi will provide strategic direction for the Company’s growth and business goals in India, and drive all of Pratt & Whitney’s operations in India, including customer relations and  support, the Company’s Customer Training Centre in Hyderabad, Communications and Government Affairs.”

Ms. Sethi brings more than 20 years of experience from the defense and aerospace industry to this role and joins Pratt & Whitney following a distinguished career in corporate and public affairs, and communications with Boeing and Rolls-Royce.

“India was an early adopter of the Geared Turbofan engine, seeing its potential to support growth in the commercial airline sector,” said Rick Deurloo, Pratt & Whitney’s Chief Commercial Officer. “Having Ashmita join our team as the country-head of India will bolster our support for our customers in the India market. Ashmita brings  leadership, industry knowledge and experience to this role, and we welcome her to the Pratt & Whitney team.”

“I am very excited about the future of Pratt & Whitney in India, and this is a thrilling time to join this team,” Ms. Sethi said. “The GTF engine is the most innovative and competitive product in commercial aviation today, as Pratt & Whitney continues to innovate across all of its products and services to better serve its global customers.”