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The Hartford Section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) honored six Pratt & Whitney employees as 2020 Distinguished Engineers of the Year yesterday, as part of National Engineers Week celebrations.

To promote excellence in the field of engineering, the ASME Hartford Section honored Mary Beth Cooley, Stephen Glynn, Amy Green, John Lamberski, Elizabeth Mitchell and David Weissbein for their exceptional performance.

“In addition to demonstrating a high level of leadership and technical skill, all of this year’s awardees have something important in common,” said Geoff Hunt, senior vice president of Engineering, Pratt & Whitney. “Their achievements all have direct positive impacts on our commercial and military customers, which is always a priority for Pratt & Whitney.”

Pratt & Whitney 2020 Distinguished Engineers of the Year:

            Mary Beth Cooley, chief systems engineer of adaptive engine programs in Engine Design & System Integration, led a team to design, develop and validate a new fan architecture that will benefit Pratt & Whitney’s military customer.

Stephen Glynn, associate director in Hot Section Engineering, led the team for the PW1100G high pressure turbine and developed innovative approaches to uphold flight safety.

Amy Green, chief systems engineer of operational military engines for Mechanical Systems and Externals, led the Engine Life Management team at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, overseeing significant growth and impact while fostering a positive relationship with Pratt & Whitney’s military customer.

            John Lamberski, PW1100G-JM flight test engineering manager in Product Safety, Certification & Validation, remained a trusted and reliable contact to Pratt & Whitney’s commercial customer while managing multiple priorities.

Elizabeth Mitchell, F135 Short Take-off Vertical Landing (STOVL) chief engineer, Military Engines Engineering, worked closely with the customer to better understand and implement a critical technology for the F135.

            David Weissbein, associate director in Aero-Thermal Fluids, led the design and validation of a new technology that will allow Pratt & Whitney’s military customer to achieve breakthroughs in capabilities.

            The American Society of Mechanical Engineers is a not-for-profit organization that represents 130,000 engineers in more than 150 countries. The society serves the diverse technical community through outreach, and by promoting collaboration, knowledge sharing, career enrichment, and professional development.


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