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PRATT & WHITNEY NAMES ARDELL ANDERSON AS MARKETING VICE PRESIDENT FOR ASIA

 EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading jet-engine maker Pratt & Whitney today announced the appointment of Ardell J. Anderson, most recently director of product development for Boeing's new 777, to head marketing efforts for the Large Commercial Engine business in Asia and the Pacific Rim.
 As Pratt & Whitney's new senior vice president for Asia/Pacific, Anderson will have responsibility for all marketing and new business development activities in the Asian and Pacific Rim countries that comprise a crucial growth market for new aircraft. He will report to James T. Johnson, president of the company's Large Commercial Engine business.
 "Ardell Anderson brings to Pratt & Whitney an intimate knowledge of engineering, marketing, product development, continuous quality improvement and program management that will be invaluable to us as we move aggressively forward to capture our fair share of the vital new markets in an incredibly dynamic part of the world," Johnson said in announcing Anderson's appointment. "We are delighted that Ardell has agreed to join us in this exciting time of opportunity in an area of the world whose economies are booming."
 In his new role, Anderson will also assume responsibility for strategic planning and the development of partnerships, offset agreements, international joint ventures and international source development for Pratt & Whitney in the Asia-Pacific area.
 Anderson began his career with Boeing 27 years ago as a member of the Aerodynamics Technology staff, participating in the design development and certification of Boeing's famed 737 and 747 jetliners. After a stint as director of marketing management for the 747 Division, Anderson served as technology staff chief engineer for the 747 jetliner and as director of the 747 and 767 product development and marketing management team.
 Later appointed director of new product development by the Boeing Commercial Airplane Company, Anderson held increasingly responsible positions with Boeing, working on various other assignments involving the High-Speed Civil Transport, quality improvement, competitiveness and management issues and most recently, Boeing's important 777 program.
 Anderson holds a B.S. degree in aerospace engineering and a B.A. in arts and letters from Pennsylvania State University and an M.B.A. from Seattle University. He also completed the program for Management Development at Harvard Business School in 1985. Among other assignments of note, he has served on the Congressional Aeronautical Advisory Committee to NASA and as an academic advisor to Penn State and Seattle University.
 Anderson is the second senior executive to be named to Pratt & Whitney's new three-person regionalized marketing team for the Large Commercial Engine business. Robert A. Wolfe, senior vice president for the Americas, was appointed in September. An executive responsible for the European/African/Middle Eastern market will be named shortly, Johnson said.
 Pratt & Whitney is a unit of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX), based in Hartford, Conn., USA.
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