Year Inducted / Awarded: 2017
Member Award: Academy of Distinguished Engineers
Neal Montany is the Chief Operating Officer of Perfumania Holdings, Inc, a specialty retailer and distributor of fragrances and related beauty products. He received his B.S. in Mechanical and Materials Engineering from the University of Connecticut in 1983 and earned his M.B.A. from Boston University. Mr. Montany’s career in operations management spans over three decades, including senior management positions at United Technologies Corporation and International Aero Engines. He was previously the Vice President and General Manager of GKN Aerospace in New York. There, he spearheaded the restructuring of the business, including initiatives to enhance operating efficiencies and generate new revenue sources. At United Technologies, he was the Director of the Stationary Fuel Cell Business within the UTC Power Division, which he led through successful product development, validation, certification and into commercial operations in the United States and Asia. Prior to UTC Power, Neal was at Pratt and Whitney for over 20 years. He started as an F100 test engineer and held positions of increasing responsibility including Vice President of Operations for International Aero Engines and Program Manager for the PW4000 Engine Program.