EAST HARTFORD, Conn., May 20, 2010 – United Technologies Research Center, the research and innovation arm of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), today announced the elections of Dr. David Parekh, Vice President, Research, and Director, UTRC, Dr. Joe Sangiovanni, Senior Fellow, and Dr. Robert LaBarre, Manager, System Dynamics and Optimization, as members of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE).
"The election of these UTRC scientists into CASE affirms the quality of their individual technical expertise and acknowledges their capacity to positively influence key constituents within Connecticut and beyond," said Dr. J. Michael McQuade, UTC Senior Vice President, Science and Technology. "I am proud to have such leaders among the technical ranks of UTC and am confident each will help advance the objectives of CASE while effectively representing UTRC."
The main objectives of CASE are to provide information and advice on science and technology to the government, industry and people of Connecticut and also to encourage an interest in science, engineering and technology among young people. Membership in the Academy is limited to 400 members, each of whom must live or work in the State of Connecticut. New members are elected by current membership based upon distinguished accomplishments in science, engineering and/or technology.
United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) delivers the world's most advanced technologies, innovative thinking and disciplined research to the businesses of United Technologies -- industry leaders in aerospace propulsion, building infrastructure and services, heating and air conditioning, fire and security systems and power generation. Founded in 1929, UTRC is located in East Hartford, Connecticut, and operates research and development centers in Shanghai, China, and Cork, Ireland.