NEW DELHI. Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp., on December 19 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 Governmental Affairs.”
Ms Sethi brings more than 20 years of experience from the defence and aerospace industry to this role and joins Pratt & Whitney following a distinguished career in corporate & 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 Customer 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 the 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, and Pratt & Whitney continues to innovate across all of its products and services to better serve its global customers.”
Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft and helicopter engines, and auxiliary power units. United Technologies Corp., based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries.