Robert F. Leduc, retired President of Pratt & Whitney was appointed to the AAR Board of Directors in 2020.
Mr. Leduc is the former President of Pratt & Whitney, a role he held from January 2016 to February 2020. Mr. Leduc previously held a number of senior executive roles over 38 years at United Technologies Corporation, including President of Sikorsky in 2015. He began his career in aerospace engineering at Pratt & Whitney, holding roles of increasing leadership responsibility in program management, strategy and customer support.
Leduc is a member of the board of the Connecticut Science Center, and he established the Robert and Jeanne Leduc Center for Civic Engagement at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
He earned a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Southeastern Massachusetts University (now Umass Dartmouth) and an honorary doctorate in business from the University of Massachusetts.