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UTC Names Mick Maurer as President, Sikorsky Aircraft; Jeffrey P. Pino to Retire — Press Release

HARTFORD, Conn., May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) today announced the appointment of Mick Maurer as President of its Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. subsidiary, effective July 1. Maurer will report to UTC Chairman & Chief Executive Louis Chenevert, succeeding Jeffrey P. Pino, who will retire July 1. To ensure a seamless succession, Pino and Maurer will collaborate closely during the next two months, after which Pino will serve as a consultant to Sikorsky.

Maurer joined UTC in 1989 at the corporation’s Otis Elevator Co. unit, where he worked in positions of increasing responsibility until 2000, when he joined Sikorsky as Vice President, Enterprise Planning & Development. Most recently, Maurer served as President of the Sikorsky Military Systems unit, responsible for U.S. and International Military program and product line management, customer relationships and military aircraft delivery. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and holds a master’s degree in engineering from Johns Hopkins University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Stanford University.

“I am confident that under Mick’s leadership, Sikorsky will continue to deliver unmatched value to customers and UTC shareholders,” Chenevert said. “Mick is exceptionally well qualified to lead Sikorsky, given his demonstrated leadership capabilities, strong customer relationships and deep industry knowledge.”

Pino is completing a career in aerospace that spans nearly four decades. He is a retired Master Army Aviator and served in the U.S. Army for 26 years in the active duty, Guard and Reserve components. Prior to joining Sikorsky in 2002, he spent 17 years with Textron’s Bell Helicopter unit.

Pino became Sikorsky’s president in 2006 after previously serving as the company’s Senior Vice President for corporate strategy, marketing and commercial programs. During his years at Sikorsky, the company achieved significant growth, increased productivity and expanded margins, while continuing to invest in game-changing technology.

“Jeff Pino has done a remarkable job leading Sikorsky,” Chenevert said. “Under his leadership, Sikorsky has become more competitive while doubling its production rates to become the world’s largest helicopter manufacturer, and has expanded into new markets with the S-70i international version of the iconic BLACK HAWK helicopter.

“Jeff has positioned Sikorsky well for the future, overseeing the successful development of the CH-53K heavy-lift helicopter and Sikorsky’s X2 technology, which was recognized with the 2010 Collier Trophy and is now being incorporated into the S-97 RAIDER,” Chenevert said. “We congratulate Jeff on an outstanding career and wish him all the best in retirement.”

United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Connecticut, is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries. For more information, visit www.utc.com.

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NXT Nutritionals’ SUSTA™ Natural Sweetener and Healthy Dairy® Yogurt Smoothies Approved by U.S. Naval Academy and U.S. Navy

November 17, 2010 by · Comment
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HOLYOKE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NXT Nutritionals Holdings, Inc. (“NXT Nutritionals”) (OTCBB: NXTH.OB), developer and marketer of SUSTA™ Natural Sweetener, the great tasting, all-natural, healthier sweetener, announced today that SUSTA and Healthy Dairy® Yogurt Smoothies have been approved by the U.S. Naval Academy and the U.S. Navy, answering to the military’s directive of providing America’s troops with healthier meal options. “We are thrilled that the U.S. Naval Academy and the U.S. Navy have



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US Navy Flag Officer Announcements

April 28, 2010 by · 1 Comment
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US Navy Flag Officer Announcements
April 28, 2010

Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced today that the President has made the following nominations:

Navy Rear Adm. Michael H. Miller has been nominated for appointment to the rank of vice admiral and assignment as superintendent, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md. Miller is currently serving as chief of legislative affairs, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Navy Rear Adm. Allen G. Myers has been nominated for appointment to the rank of vice admiral and assignment as commander, Naval Air Forces/commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, San Diego, Calif. Myers is currently serving as director, warfare integration/senior national representative, N8F, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

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Navy to Commission Guided Missile Destroyer William P. Lawrence

April 15, 2010 by · 2 Comments
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Navy to Commission Guided Missile Destroyer William P. Lawrence
April 15, 2010

The Navy will christen the newest Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer, William P. Lawrence, April 17, 2010, during a 10 a.m. CDT ceremony at Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Miss.

Designated DDG 110, the new destroyer honors the late Vice Adm. William P. Lawrence, who served nearly six years as a prisoner of war (POW) in North Vietnam and later as superintendent of the Naval Academy.

Lawrence was born Jan. 13, 1930, in Nashville, Tenn. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1951. At the Naval Academy, he played three varsity sports and was president and brigade commander, in which capacity he helped establish the Brigade Honor concept. He graduated from the Naval Air Test Center as an honor graduate and in 1958 was the first naval aviator to fly twice the speed of sound.

During the Vietnam War, as commanding officer of Fighter Squadron 143, Lawrence earned the Silver Star for a strike against a heavily defended target in North Vietnam. He completed his mission, but was captured after his aircraft went down. He remained a POW from June 1967 until March 1973. He earned the Distinguished Service Medal for his leadership to fellow POWs.

Following promotion to rear admiral in 1974, he served as commander, Light Attack Wing, U. S. Pacific Fleet; director, Aviation Programs Division on the staff of the chief of naval operations; assistant deputy chief of naval operations (air warfare); superintendent, U.S. Naval Academy; commander, U. S. Third Fleet in the Pacific; and chief of naval personnel, retiring in 1986.

Ross Perot, Texas businessman and former presidential candidate, will deliver the ceremony's principal address. Diane Lawrence, widow of the ship's namesake and Vice Adm. Lawrence's daughters, Laurie Lawrence, M.D., and Capt. Wendy Lawrence, USN (Ret.) will serve as sponsors of the ship. In accordance with Navy tradition, they will break a bottle of champagne across the ship's bow and christen the ship.

William P. Lawrence, the 60th Arleigh Burke class destroyer, will be able to conduct a variety of operations, from peacetime presence and crisis management to sea control and power projection. William P. Lawrence will be capable of fighting air, surface and subsurface battles simultaneously and contains a myriad of offensive and defensive weapons designed to supportmaritime warfare in keeping with "A Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower," which postures the sea services to apply maritime power to protect U.S. vital interests in an increasingly interconnected and uncertain world.

Cmdr. Thomas R. Williams, II, is the prospective commanding officer of the ship and will lead the crew of 276 officers and enlisted personnel. The 9,200-ton William P. Lawrence is being built by Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Miss. The ship is 509 feet in length, has a waterline beam of 59 feet, and a navigational draft of 31 feet. Four gas turbine engines will power the ship to speeds in excess of 30 knots.

Additional information on Arleigh Burke class destroyers is available online.

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