Maria Della Posta was named President, Pratt & Whitney Canada in June, 2019. Maria leads global engineering, customer service, sales, marketing and business development organizations, and a team of more than 10,000 employees worldwide. She is focused on launching products and services that drive sustainable growth and deliver exceptional customer service across all its segments including: the general and business aviation, regional turboprop, helicopter and auxiliary power unit markets.
Maria joined Pratt & Whitney Canada in 1985 and progressed through roles of increasing leadership in Supply Chain, Finance and Customer Service. Named vice president, Customer Support in 2001, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing in 2010, and senior vice president Pratt & Whitney Canada in 2012, Maria has been instrumental in driving a significant business model transformation and a customer-centric culture. She led the growth of a global aftermarket network which supports an extensive portfolio of more than 63,000 engines in service, and more than 13,000 customers worldwide.
Maria, who holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce and an MBA from McGill University, is recognized as a champion of inclusion and leadership development both within Pratt & Whitney Canada and the aviation industry. Active on many educational boards, Maria also serves on a number of industry boards and associations, including AIAC, Aero Montreal, and McGill Advisory Boards. She is the chair of the GAMA Communications Committee and current co-chair of Centraide (United Way) of Greater Montreal.
Pratt & Whitney Canada is a business unit of Pratt & Whitney, a division of Raytheon Technologies Corp. (NYSE: RTX). Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft and helicopter engines, and auxiliary power units. Raytheon Technologies Corporation is an aerospace and defense company that provides advanced systems and services for commercial, military and government customers worldwide.