United Technologies Corporation to place UTC Aerospace Systems headquarters in Charlotte
Published Wednesday, June 13, 2012 1:45 pm


June 13, 2012

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United Technologies Corporation
to place UTC Aerospace Systems
headquarters in Charlotte

Project to generate 325 jobs

North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue announced today that United Technologies Corporation (UTC), a global provider of high-technology products and services for the aerospace and building systems industries, plans to place its combined Aerospace Systems headquarters in Charlotte following the completion of its acquisition of Goodrich Corporation.

The move will create 325 new high-paying UTC jobs in Charlotte. The jobs cover a wide range of functions, including executive teams, engineering, operations, supply chain, quality control, customer service, business development and strategy.

“UTC is extremely pleased to be expanding its footprint in North Carolina with the leadership team for its Aerospace Systems business,” says Alain M. Bellemare, president and chief operating officer of UTC Propulsion and Aerospace Systems. “With the continued growth of global air travel, Charlotte will serve as a strategic centerpoint for our operations as we position the company to meet this demand.”

“We are delighted with UTC’s vote of confidence in Charlotte,” notes Bob Morgan, Charlotte Chamber president. “UTC Aerospace Systems headquarters are a tremendous enhancement of Charlotte’s growing aerospace profile and will have an incredibly positive impact on our local economy. We welcome the UTC Aerospace Systems team to Charlotte and look forward to their becoming part of our vibrant business community.”

United Technologies Corporation ranks 48 on the Fortune 500 list of companies and in 2011 generated total revenues of $58.2 billion. Products include military and commercial helicopters; aircraft engines and aerospace systems; heating, refrigeration and air conditioning systems; fire and security systems; and elevators and escalators. UTC’s business units include Otis Elevator Co., Sikorsky Aircraft, Pratt & Whitney, Hamilton Sundstrand and UTC Climate, Controls and Security, which includes Carrier Corp.

Please click here to read Governor Perdue’s full announcement.

The Charlotte Chamber thanks Governor Perdue, the North Carolina Department of Commerce, the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County for their support and instrumental role in bringing UTC Aerospace Systems to Charlotte.

For more information on United Technologies Corporation, including employment opportunities, please visit www.utc.com.

You may also wish to contact one of the following:

John Moran
United Technologies Corporation


Justin Hunt
Vice President
Economic & European Development
Charlotte Chamber


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Charlotte Chamber | 330 South Tryon Street | Charlotte, NC 28202 | 704.378.1300 | www.charlottechamber.com


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