Pratt & Whitney Canada
Maria Della Posta was named Senior Vice President, Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC), in 2015. Her responsibilities in her role in the President’s Office include leadership of the Customer Service and Sales & Marketing organizations, as well as continued development of key business strategies that will drive sustainable growth for P&WC.
Ms. Della Posta began her career at P&WC in 1985 and progressed in roles of increasing leadership and responsibility in Supply Chain, Finance, Customer Support, Customer Service, Sales & Marketing and Strategy & Business Development, before being appointed to the President’s Office in January 2012. Promoted to Vice President, Customer Support, in 2001, she was appointed Vice President, Customer Service, in 2008, and Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, in 2010.
Ms. Della Posta led P&WC’s leadership development and succession planning process from 2001 to 2007. From 2007 to 2011, she championed the company’s Women’s Leadership initiatives. In 2010, she was executive lead for P&WC’s Centraide campaign, which ranked among Greater Montreal’s top contributors.
Ms. Della Posta earned her bachelor’s degree in commerce in 1985 and an MBA in 1991, both from McGill University.
Ms. Della Posta was named Chairman of the Board of Aéro Montréal in 2013. She is also a member of the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA). In June 2013, she joined Centraide of Greater Montreal’s Board of Directors. She has been a member of the McGill MBA Mentoring Advisory Board and is also a former member of the McGill MBA Advisory Board.
In 2001, Ms. Della Posta was officially inducted into the YWCA’s Academy of Women Achievers in New York City in recognition of her professional excellence and the strong leadership she has demonstrated throughout her career.