EAST HARTFORD, Connecticut – William Sisson, director of sustainability, United Technologies Research Center (UTRC), the research and innovation arm of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has been elected to the board of directors for the Alliance to Save Energy. The Alliance to Save Energy is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting energy efficiency worldwide to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment and energy security.
"It's an honor to be elected to the Alliance board, given its prestigious and bipartisan history, past and current members and its role in helping to shape the U.S. energy efficiency agenda," Sisson said. "Given UTC's core business of serving our customers and markets with energy efficient products, services and solutions, I look forward to representing the company's interests with the Alliance and working toward securing a safe and responsible energy future. I'm excited to be supporting the Alliance in its goal to see the country double its energy productivity by 2030."
Sisson succeeds Dr. Michael McQuade, UTC senior vice president, science and technology, who served on the Alliance board from 2012 to 2014.
"Bill is adeptly suited to take on the Alliance board role for UTC given his tenure in leading our global initiatives in energy efficiency and sustainability," said McQuade. "We're pleased that he has been elected to the board by the Alliance Executive Committee."
As UTRC's director of sustainability, Sisson is responsible for research, development, support and advocacy of UTC's global sustainability efforts in energy efficiency in buildings; sustainable product development; supporting UTC's global government affairs organizations; and representing UTRC on UTC's Sustainability Council.
He currently serves UTC in a number of strategic sustainability and advocacy capacities. He is UTC's Liaison Delegate to the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), where he currently serves as co-chair of the WBCSD Energy Efficiency in Buildings 2.0 Project.
Since 1985, Sisson has served in a variety of technical and business leadership positions at UTC. Most recently, he was director, Carrier Research & Development programs at UTRC, where he was responsible for Carrier's long-range innovation portfolio, with an emphasis on energy and environment. Prior to that, he was global product manager for Carrier’s commercial controls business.
Sisson completed his undergraduate studies at Virginia Tech in engineering science and mechanics, received his master's degree in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and earned an MBA from the Sloan School at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been an MIT Sloan Fellow since 1999.
The Alliance to Save Energy, based in Washington, D.C., began more than 35 years ago and is led by a diverse and bipartisan board of directors comprised of members of Congress and corporate and nonprofit executives. The organization is committed to creating an energy-efficient world.
United Technologies Research Center delivers advanced technologies to the businesses of United Technologies Corp. to improve the performance, energy efficiency and cost of UTC products and processes. UTRC also partners with UTC business units and external research organizations to expand the boundaries of science and technology through research and innovation, delivering technology options that meet and anticipate the needs of the marketplace. UTRC is headquartered in East Hartford, Connecticut, with research and development subsidiaries in Shanghai, China, and Cork, Ireland, and an affiliate in Berkeley, California. UTC, based in Hartford, Connecticut, provides high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries.
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