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Carey Bond Named New Sikorsky VP for Corporate Strategy

August 08, 2005

  STRATFORD, Connecticut - Sikorsky Aircraft today announced the appointment of Carey Bond to the newly created position of vice president of corporate strategy.

Carey comes to Sikorsky with more than 25 years of helicopter and aviation industry experience. His diverse and extensive background make him well suited to lead Sikorsky's newly formed corporate strategy and advanced programs function.

His aviation career began as a customer of all the major helicopter manufacturers, operating and maintaining helicopters in remote parts of the world. In 1988 he joined Bell Helicopter as a product support manager in Montreal, where he initiated "A Voice of the Customer Program" that led to the development and introduction of the Bell 230 and 430 intermediate helicopters. In the late 1990s, he served as the managing director of Bell's European Logistics Center in Amsterdam where he focused on international business development and logistic support for Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

For the last five years, Carey has lead Bell's Worldwide Customer Support and Service Organization. This role has not only given him the unique insight of helicopter operations worldwide, but has also allowed him to build relationships and credibility globally. Under his leadership, Bell was able to formulate and execute global strategies that increased customer satisfaction, strengthened relationships and significantly grew their service business both organically and by acquisition.

Carey is a licensed helicopter and fixed-wing pilot, licensed helicopter technician, a graduate from Canadore College School of Aviation in Canada and holds a master's in business administration from Texas Christian University.

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, based in Stratford, Conn., is a world leader in helicopter design, manufacturing and service. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX), of Hartford, Conn., which provides a broad range of high-technology products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries.

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