Christopher T. Calio is the president and chief operating officer of RTX and a member of the company’s Board of Directors. He oversees the company’s three business units, as well as its functions for technology, engineering, enterprise services, digital, operations, quality, supply chain and environmental, health and safety.
Calio brings a broad range of experience in business management, strategy and legal matters. Most recently, as COO, he oversaw the realignment of RTX from four to three business segments: Collins Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney and Raytheon. Prior to his current role, Calio was president of Pratt & Whitney, where he led more than 36,000 employees in a business that designs, manufactures and services aircraft engines and auxiliary power units. He also served as president of Pratt & Whitney’s Commercial Engines business, where he led development, program management, sales, customer support and aftermarket services of the company’s portfolio of large commercial engines.
Calio joined the former United Technologies Corporation in 2005 as an assistant counsel and went on to serve in multiple leadership positions, including chief of staff for UTC’s chairman and CEO, leading the legal department of Pratt & Whitney’s Commercial Engines business during the development and launch of the Airbus A320neo program, and playing a key role in the company’s acquisition of Rolls-Royce’s share in the International Aero Engines collaboration. He 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.
*Christopher T. Calio will succeed Gregory J. Hayes as CEO of RTX in May 2024.