CTO of Airbus leaves to join rival UTC

By Jonathan Dyble
It has been announced that the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Airbus, Paul Eremenko, will be leaving the company to join its rival United Technologie...

It has been announced that the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Airbus, Paul Eremenko, will be leaving the company to join its rival United Technologies (UTC) as its new CTO and Senior Vice President.

In his new position with UTC, Eremenko will be expected to lead the company’s research, engineering and development strategies in both its aerospace and building systems units, in addition to overseeing the UTC Research Centre.

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“Paul is a transformative leader with deep experience in aerospace and commercial technologies, and a record of disruptive innovation,” said Greg Hayes, Chairman and CEO of UTC. “Paul will continue our proud history of engineering, research and development excellence while accelerating purposeful innovation for the benefit of our customers.”

Previously Eremenko held leadership positions at Google, Motorola Mobility, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), in addition to his most recent role at Airbus.

Eremenko will succeed Michael McQuade who will remain with UTC through early 2018 before he retires after an impressive career.

“We are grateful to Michael for his outstanding service, including his contributions to UTC's innovation leadership in the aerospace and building industries,” said Hayes. “We have also benefitted from Michael's commitment to science and technology education as we build a diverse pipeline of talent for today and the future.”

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