Vice President of Sustainment Operations, Pratt & Whitney Military Engines
André is the Vice President of Sustainment Operations for Pratt & Whitney Military Engines. He is responsible for the entire value stream of sustainment operations and services, global site activations, and customer support engineering across all military engine programs—from activation of initial production, logistics and MRO networks through support of products in the field and depot for our customers worldwide.
Prior to his current role, André was Vice President of Oklahoma City & Global Depots where he was responsible for F119, F117, and F135 public-private partnerships who provide maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services of behalf of U.S. Services and international partners.
André was also the executive director of the F119 program where he was responsible for all elements of the program including engine sustainment and modernization, Component Improvement Program execution, and Aircraft Mounted Nozzle Sidewall support. He was also a leader in P&W Military Engines Business Development, serving as a senior director responsible for identifying solutions for U.S. fighters, bombers, airlift, air refueling, surveillance and rotorcraft propulsion systems.
André joined Pratt & Whitney in 2007 and has extensive experience in building high performing teams. His previous leadership roles include general manager for the P&W field office located in Dayton, OH, as well as F135 international program manager, and general manager of Military Aftermarket Services in support of global F135, F119, and F100 field operations.
Prior to joining P&W, André served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Air Force and was selected to be a Strategic Policy Fellow at the Pentagon where he worked in the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Personnel & Readiness and the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition of Global Power Programs.
André earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy, a Master of Arts degree from the George Washington University, and a Master of Science degree from the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy. He is also a fellow of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Seminar XXI program for national security policy.