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,
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