Raytheon Technologies [RTX] on Monday said it has created the position of chief operating officer (COO) and appointed Chris Calio, the current president of the company’s Pratt & Whitney commercial and military aircraft engine segment, to fill the new job effective March 1.
Calio has been president of P&W since Jan. 1, 2020. He will be succeeded as chief of P&W by Shane Eddy, who is currently senior vice president and chief operations officer of the operating segment.
In his role as COO, Calio will have oversight of RTC’s four operating segments, its technology and engineering, enterprise services and digital efforts, operations, quality, environmental health and safety, and supply chain functions.
Calio will continue to report directly to Greg Hayes, RTC’s chairman and CEO.
“Chris is a tested leader who has successfully steered Pratt & Whitney through one of the most dynamic and challenging periods in aerospace history,” Hayes said in a statement. “He has guided strategic investments and delivered industry-leading innovation across commercial and military programs. As we execute on our strategy, including our commitment to develop talent across the organization, Chris’ experience and leadership will help advance the company’s growth and transformation initiatives.”
Calio has been with P&W for more than five years and served as president of the segment’s commercial engine business previously.
Calio has been with RTC and its legacy companies for 15 years.
Eddy as been with P&W since 2016 and has worked with General Electric
’s [GE] Aviation division, Sikorsky Aircraft, which was owned by United Technologies before being sold to Lockheed Martin [LMT], and Textron’s [TXT] Bell segment.
“Shane’s significant aerospace industry leadership experience and in-depth understanding of Pratt & Whitey products and culture makes him the ideal leader to take the business through its next phase of growth,” Hayes said. “Building on his proficiency running global operations, Shane’s management and operational expertise will help drive continued optimization of the business.”