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UTC Aerospace Systems David Anderson and Mark Zaffetti Named Distinguished Engineers of the Year

UTC Aerospace Systems logoWindsor Locks, Conn. (February 26, 2016) – UTC Aerospace Systems and the Hartford chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) honored two Distinguished Engineers of the Year during National Engineers Week, Feb. 21-27. ASME issues these awards annually to recognize and promote engineering excellence. UTC Aerospace Systems is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company.

UTC Aerospace Systems’ Distinguished Engineers of the Year for 2016 are David Anderson, chief engineer, Boeing 787 and Mark Zaffetti, principal engineer, Space Systems. 

“The Boeing 787, being a more electric aircraft, demands many engineering disciplines,” said Geoff Hunt, vice president, Engineering, UTC Aerospace Systems.  “David brings the depth and breadth of knowledge to ask the right questions and involve the right people to advance the program forward.  This is the hallmark of a technical leader.”

Hunt pointed out that the two engineers’ dedication to UTC Aerospace Systems principles of people, integrity, ideas and performance have elevated the function of Engineering & Technology. 

“Mark’s leadership played a major role in the design of the radiator for Solar Probe and numerous Orion heat exchangers,” added Hunt.  “He has also played a key role over the years as a design lead for numerous aircraft systems air conditioning packages, including the 787 system.”

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers is a not-for-profit organization that represents more than 150 countries and 130,000 members, including college students and young engineers, to senior researchers and executives. The awards dinner was held in Hartford, Conn.

UTC Aerospace Systems designs, manufactures and services integrated systems and components for the aerospace and defense industries. UTC Aerospace Systems supports a global customer base with significant worldwide manufacturing and customer service facilities. Follow the company on Twitter: @utcaerosystems.

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 or follow the company on Twitter: @UTC.