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Quebecer receives aviation Overhaul & Maintenance Award

Longueuil, QC -- Apr. 25, 2002 -- Gilbert Gaudette, vice-president - service centres, Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.,...


Health & Safety

April 25, 2002
By MRO Magazine

Longueuil, QC — Apr. 25, 2002 — Gilbert Gaudette, vice-president – service centres, Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp., received the Overhaul & Maintenance Award sponsored by Aviation Week’s Overhaul & Maintenance magazine for Outstanding Achievement in Aviation Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul. The award was presented April 9 at the Corona Ranch in Phoenix, Arizona.

Each year, Aviation Week’s Overhaul & Maintenance magazine solicits award nominations from their readers and from the MRO industry in general. The O&M awards honour managers or executives who have improved, or contributed significantly to the improvement of, the efficiency, profitability, reliability and/or safety of MRO.

The editors selected Gaudette to receive the award for his contribution in helping grow P&WC’s aftermarket services and revenues, and for playing a significant role in expanding the P&WC Engine Services Network. “We are fortunate to have Gilbert as part of our senior executive team,” said Gilles Ouimet, company president and chief executive officer. “His leadership and broad knowledge of the industry has significantly contributed to P&WC’s global success.”

Gaudette has worked at P&WC for most of his career and has held increasingly senior and challenging positions both in finance and management. Named vice-president – service centres, in June 1997, he is currently responsible for one of the broadest global service centre networks in the aerospace industry. Activities under his responsibility extend in 21 international locations-on six continents, and include six Repair and Overhaul Centres, 10 Regional Service Centres, and five Aerospace Component Services facilities for the repair, exchange and sale of used serviceable parts for components and accessories.

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P&WC, based in Longueuil, Que., develops aviation engines powering business and regional aircraft and helicopters. The company also offers advanced engines for industrial applications. P&WC is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation, a high-technology company based in Hartford, Connecticut.

By Bill Roebuck, Editor