- Academy Member Profiles
Year Inducted / Awarded: 2009
Member Award: Distinguished Service Award
As Vice President, Engineering & Technology, Dave Carter leads Hamilton Sundstrand’s worldwide engineering organization. Mr. Carter joined Hamilton Sundstrand in February 2009, after serving more than 20 years at Pratt & Whitney. In his most recent position, Mr. Carter was Pratt & Whitney’s vice president, Engineering – Module Centers, where he provided leadership to improve F119 producibility issues, resolve technical issues to achieve F135 STOVL flight clearance and achieve technology readiness for the Geared Turbofan engine family. He also fostered collaborations with worldwide engineering sources and universities to improve capability, as well as serving as Chairman of Infotech Aerospace Services in Isabella, Puerto Rico. Previously, Mr. Carter was General Manager, Compression Systems Module Center, where he led the engineering and manufacturing activities, focusing on performance improvements in quality, cost reduction and delivery. He also played key roles in the development of the F135 and GP7000 engines. During his tenure at Pratt & Whitney, Mr. Carter held positions of increasing responsibility, including director, PW4000-112 Engine Programs; chief engineer, PW6000; and engineering director, CSMC. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Virginia. He holds two patents and is a board member for Infotech Enterprises Limited in Bangalore.