Dean Borgman, president of
Sikorsky Aircraft since 1998, was appointed chairman of the company
Named to succeed him as president is Stephen Finger, who
currently serves as president of Pratt & Whitney's Military
Engines business. Both appointments begin July 1.
will focus on developing new business opportunities and expanding
and strengthening relationships with customers worldwide. Under his
leadership, Sikorsky has introduced several major new products
including the newly certified S-92 helicopter and the MH-60S and
MH-60R naval SEAHAWK derivatives, while continuing to develop the
stealth COMANCHE reconnaissance helicopter and beginning a major
remanufacturing program for U.S. Army BLACK HAWK helicopters.
"Dean's contributions have been significant," said George David,
chairman and chief executive officer for United Technologies Corp.,
parent of both Sikorsky and Pratt & Whitney. "Under his
leadership, Sikorsky has received extraordinary and well-deserved
recognition including the Collier Trophy for the S-92's safety and
quality enhancements certified to the most stringent FAA standards
and unmatched by competitors."
Commenting on Finger's appointment, David said, "Steve has a
history of active and effective relationships with government and
other customers, and his demonstrated skills at managing
engineering, operations, and programs will lead Sikorsky
exceptionally well at a critical time."
Finger, 54, has worked at
Pratt & Whitney for more than 33 years. In addition to leading
the Military Engines business, he currently serves as executive
vice president for engineering and operations at Pratt &
Whitney. Under his leadership, the company developed the highly
successful Joint Strike Fighter (F135), F117 and F119 (right)
engine programs. Succeeding him as Military Engines president is
Thomas Farmer, 56, who currently serves as vice
president of the JSF engine program.
Finger will report directly to David and join the UTC Presidents
Council. He holds a bachelor of science degree in aerospace
engineering from the University of Virginia and a master of science
degree in management from the Massachusetts Institute of