Susanne Reed is vice president of Communications at Pratt & Whitney, responsible for the company's worldwide internal and external communications activities focused on its commercial and military engines businesses including services and aftermarket.
Prior to joining Pratt & Whitney in September 2016, Susanne was vice president of Communications and Marketing at Thales USA, based in the company's Arlington, Virginia, headquarters. There, she led Communications and Marketing across the United States serving the company's defense, aerospace, transportation, and space and security product and business lines.
Susanne has more than 20 years of experience leading Marketing and Communications for multinational companies in the areas of aerospace, industrial automation, security, transportation and space. Prior to joining Thales, she was vice president of Corporate Communications at Airbus Toulouse, France.
Susanne grew up in Northern Germany where she undertook her academic education, finishing with a Master's degree in industrial engineering and a Master's degree in business administration. She recently finished an Executive MBA at HEC in Paris, which is the world's leading MBA school for executive education.
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.