Lisa Szewczul was named Pratt & Whitney's Environment, Health & Safety vice president in June 2016.
Prior to joining Pratt & Whitney, she spent 17 years at United Technologies Aerospace Systems (formerly Hamilton Sundstrand) and eight years at Otis Elevator as vice president of EH&S for both fellow United Technologies Corp. businesses.
Szewczul joined UTC in 1981 as a chemist developing analytical methods for detecting pollutants in machining oils, air and water. From 1988 to 1991, she served as UTC's first director of EH&S, successfully creating UTC's first integrated EH&S organization that still exists today. Szewczul also has experience in industrial relations and employee communications.
In 2012, UTC Aerospace Systems acquired Goodrich. Under Szewczul's leadership, the company reduced its global total recordable and lost workday incident rates by 62 percent and 78 percent, respectively, between 2012 and 2015. The company also reduced air emissions by 36 percent and waste by 23 percent.
Szewczul holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Providence College and an MBA from the University of Hartford. She is also certified in industrial hygiene chemistry by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene and chairs the industry advisory board for the Academy of Engineering & Green Technology in Hartford, Connecticut, on behalf of United Technologies Corp.
Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines and auxiliary power units. United Technologies Corp., based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries. To learn more about UTC, visit the website at www.utc.com or follow the company on Twitter: @UTC.