Alain M. Bellemare
On July 26, 2012, Alain Bellemare became president and chief executive officer of UTC Propulsion and Aerospace Systems. In this role, he has leadership responsibility for Pratt & Whitney and UTC Aerospace Systems. UTC Aerospace Systems was established through the acquisition of the Goodrich Corporation, which combined with Hamilton Sundstrand to form UTC Aerospace Systems. His responsibilities include some of the largest programs in UTC’s history, among them the integrated aerospace systems to the Boeing 787 and Pratt & Whitney's PurePower Engine.
Prior to his appointment, Alain Bellemare was president and chief operating officer of UTC Propulsion and Aerospace Systems since September 28, 2011. Bellemare also served as president of Hamilton Sundstrand, starting in that role on January 1, 2009.
Previously, Bellemare served as president of Pratt & Whitney Canada from 2002 to 2008, where he was responsible for the company's global operations in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines powering helicopters, business, general aviation and regional aircraft. He also served as Pratt & Whitney executive vice president, Group Strategy & Development, since April 2007. In this position, Bellemare led the strategic planning and business development initiatives supporting Pratt & Whitney's short- and long-term business growth objectives, in addition to his leadership role at Pratt & Whitney Canada.
Bellemare began his career with United Technologies Corp. at Pratt & Whitney Canada in 1996 as vice president of Manufacturing. In 1997, he progressed to vice president of Operations. He also served as executive vice president before being appointed president.
Before joining Pratt & Whitney Canada, Bellemare spent more than 12 years in a variety of engineering and manufacturing positions with Kraft Canada and Crown Cork & Seal Canada.
He earned an MBA from McGill University in 1993 and a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Sherbrooke in 1984. He specialized in aeronautical engineering at École Nationale Supérieure d’Ingénieurs en Construction Aéronautique (ENSICA) in Toulouse, France.
In 2007, Bellemare received the prestigious Flight magazine Publisher's Award in recognition of his leadership in propelling Pratt & Whitney Canada to a position of great strength around the world, and for his contribution to aerospace. That same year, he was awarded an Exceptional Recognition from the Mouvement Québécois de la Qualité and the Quebec Government for his outstanding contribution to the advancement of quality. In 2006, he received the McGill Management Achievement Award for his community involvement and contributions to the Canadian economy. In 2001, he was honored as Nouveau Performant in recognition for his excellence in management. He also joined the ranks of Canada's Top 40 Under 40™ in recognition of his achievements, vision and leadership.
Bellemare is also a member of the board of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA).