Christopher Calio is president of Pratt & Whitney, a business of Raytheon Technologies. He leads more than 36,000 employees in a business that designs, manufactures and services aircraft engines and auxiliary power units.
Calio brings a broad range of experience in business management, strategy and legal matters. Prior to his current position, he was the president of Pratt & Whitney’s Commercial Engines business. There he led development, program management, sales, customer support and aftermarket services of the company’s portfolio of large commercial engines, including the Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engine family.
Before that, he served as chief of staff for the United Technologies Chairman and CEO. He joined UTC in 2005 as assistant counsel and served in positions of increasing responsibility across the company. He led the legal department of Pratt & Whitney’s Commercial Engines during the development and launch of the Airbus A320neo program, and he was instrumental in the company’s acquisition of Rolls-Royce’s share in the International Aero Engines collaboration. Calio also served as vice president and general counsel for UTC Aerospace Systems, now Collins Aerospace.
Calio holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Trinity College, and two degrees – an MBA and a law degree – from the University of Connecticut.