Christopher (Scott) McElvaine was named Vice President, Business Development & Commercial Services at Pratt & Whitney Canada in January 2022. Drawing on his knowledge of trends and market factors, he provides leadership in planning, directing and managing our next product and service strategy transformation.
Following eight years with the Department of National Defence, he began his career with us in 1996 as a Senior Engineer. He subsequently worked as a manager in Marketing, Customer Training, Customer Programs (Turbofans) and Commercial Services before being appointed Senior Director, PW800 Marketing & Customer Service, in 2009. In that role, he was responsible for successfully launching the game-changing PW800 engine for the large, long-range business jet segment.
In 2017, Scott was named Vice President, PW800 Programs, bringing innovation-oriented leadership and organizational excellence to the PW800. In 2021, he became Vice President, Customer Programs. His responsibilities covered customer service engineering for all product lines and front-line support, including the Customer First Centre and Field Operations.
Scott graduated from the Executive Program and Emerging Leaders Program at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. He also holds a diploma in aerospace, aeronautical and astronautical engineering from the Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Technology and Engineering and a bachelor’s degree in engineering management from the Royal Military College of Canada. He is a member of Professional Engineers Ontario.