United States of America HS Industrial President Named to MAPI Board

Oct. 27, 2008
United States of America

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn., Oct. 27, 2008 – Stephen Oswald, president of Hamilton Sundstrand's Industrial division, was named to the Manufacturer's Alliance/MAPI Board of Trustees on Oct. 10. Oswald will be the board's United Technologies Corp. representative, a position previously held by Hamilton Sundstrand President David Hess. Hamilton Sundstrand is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

"Steve will make a strong addition to the Board of Trustees," Hess said. "His experience in the industrial arena will provide the board a skilled and knowledgeable perspective."

The MAPI Board of Trustees is composed of top executives from a diverse group of leading U.S. manufacturers. The board is MAPI's principal policy-making group and decides all major issues before the Alliance. The board convenes three times a year in Washington, D.C., to discuss economic conditions and public policy issues of major interest to senior business executives.

The Hamilton Sundstrand Industrial businesses include Milton Roy Co., Sullair Corp. and Sundyne Corp. All are global suppliers of products ranging from metering, centrifugal and specialty pumps to air compressors and pneumatic tools. Industries served include hydrocarbon, chemical and food processing to construction and mining.

With 2007 revenues of $5.6 billion, Hamilton Sundstrand employs approximately 18,600 people worldwide and is headquartered in Windsor Locks, Conn. Among the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and industrial products, the company designs, manufactures and services aerospace systems and provides integrated system solutions for commercial, regional, corporate and military aircraft. It also is a major supplier for international space programs.

United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Conn., is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the global aerospace and building industries.

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