President, Military Engines, Pratt & Whitney

Bennett Croswell is president of Military Engines at Pratt & Whitney. He is responsible for the development, production and support of the company's military offerings as well as the Small Military Engine and Advanced Engine Program sectors. Bennett joined Pratt & Whitney in 1979 and has since held leadership roles that include Director, F119 program; Vice President, F119 program; Vice President, Military Development Programs and Vice President Advanced Programs & Technology.

Bennett was most recently Vice President of the F135/F119 Programs. In this role, Bennett was responsible for all activities associated with the F135 and F119 engine programs. He also led Pratt & Whitney's Maintenance Data and Support Equipment team in supporting all military and commercial product lines and providing customers with innovative and cost-effective maintenance solutions.

Bennett has been part of three Collier Trophy Award teams while at Pratt & Whitney. In addition to awards won for the Integrated Lift Fan Propulsion System and the F-22 Raptor, Bennett was honored for his demonstration of the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstration in 2014. He has also authored several papers published by technical societies and is a member of the University Of Tennessee College Of Engineering Advisory Board, the Air Force Association, the Association of the United States Army, the Army Aviation Association of America and the Navy League.

Bennett earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Tennessee and a master's degree in business administration from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. He also graduated from the Defense Systems Management College in Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

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