Year Inducted / Awarded: 2013
Member Award: Distinguished Service Award
Paul Adams is Chief Operating Officer for Pratt & Whitney, a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines and industrial gas turbines. He leads a unified operations strategy across all Pratt & Whitney business units and ensures the readiness of the company’s global supply chain. He is responsible for P&W Commercial Engines, P&W Military Engines, P&W Canada, P&W Power Systems, P&W AeroPower, Module Centers & Operations, Engineering, Group Quality/EH&S and Information Technology. Mr. Adams was appointed to his current position in January 2013. He has more than 30 years of leadership experience in program management and engineering with extensive global experience in the aircraft engine industry. Prior to becoming COO, he was the Senior VP of Operations & Engineering, where he led new product development, technology strategy, manufacturing operations and supply chain management. Adams serves on the advisory boards of the University of Michigan Aerospace Engineering Department and the University of Connecticut School of Engineering. He is also a member of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering. Mr. Adams completed the Stanford Executive Program through the Stanford Graduate Business School and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan.