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Fri, Mar 23, 2007

Pratt & Whitney Names Alain Bellemare Executive VP For Strategy And Development

Will Also Continue As President Of P&W Canada

Alain M. Bellemare's going to need a bigger business card. Pratt & Whitney president Steve Finger announced Thursday that Bellemare (right), who is currently president of Pratt & Whitney Canada, will take on additional responsibility as executive vice president for Strategy and Development with the enginemaker, effective April 1.

"Throughout his career at P&WC, Alain has distinguished himself as a strong leader who delivers exceptional results," said Finger. "His broad knowledge and understanding of the aerospace industries and global business provide the necessary skills and experience to position Pratt & Whitney for the future."

In his expanded role, Bellemare will lead the strategic planning and business development initiatives supporting Pratt and Whitney's short and long term business growth objectives. Bellemare, 45, will continue to report directly to Finger.

"I am very excited about this new challenge and look forward to taking a larger role in achieving Pratt & Whitney's growth objectives," said Bellemare.

John Saabas, 47, executive vice president, Pratt & Whitney Canada will assume increased responsibility to lead P&WC's day-to-day operations at the company's headquarters in Longueuil, Canada.

Bellemare joined Pratt & Whitney Canada as vice president, manufacturing in October 1996, was named executive vice president in June 2001, and appointed president in June 2002. Prior to 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.

Bellemare holds a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Sherbrooke and an MBA from McGill University in Montreal.

FMI: www.pw.utc.com, www.pwc.ca

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