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Pratt & Whitney names Ashmita Sethi managing director of India operations

Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies, has announced the appointment of Ashmita Sethi to the position of managing director for India, said a company statement issued today.

As the company’s senior-most in-country leader, Sethi will provide strategic direction for the firm’s growth and business goals in India, and drive all of its operations in the country, including customer relations and support, the company’s customer training centre in Hyderabad, communications and government affairs.

She brings more than 20 years of experience from the defence and aerospace industry to this role and joins Pratt & Whitney following a career in corporate and 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 commercial officer. “Having Ashmita join our team as the country-head of India will bolster our support for our customers in the India market. She brings leadership, industry knowledge and experience to this role.”

“The GTF engine is the most innovative and competitive product in commercial aviation today, as Pratt & Whitney continues to innovate across all of its products and services to better serve its global customers,” said Sethi.

Source: Economic Times