Press Release

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Named First in Nation for Promoting Diversity

By SpaceRef Editor
May 17, 2010
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Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne was named first in the nation by the Association of Diversity Councils for its outstanding contributions and achievements in promoting diversity in its workforce, workplace and marketplace. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company.

“This is an amazing honor,” said Darold Sawyer, manager of diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity Programs, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne. “Not only does it recognize our company’s commitment to diversity, but it shows our Diversity Council’s continued commitment to enhancing the spirit of diversity and making Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne an employer of choice.”

The Second Annual Diversity Council Honors Awards were presented to the top 25 organizational diversity councils in the United States during a ceremony at the 11th Annual Summit on Leading Diversity in Atlanta, Ga. As part of the selection process, a panel of independent judges evaluated at least 50 applicants based on contributions and achievements in four categories: demonstrated council results; demonstrated management commitment; measurement and accountability; and communication and education.

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, Inc., a part of Pratt & Whitney, is a preferred provider of high-value propulsion, power, energy and innovative system solutions used in a wide variety of government and commercial applications, including the main engines for the space shuttle, Atlas and Delta launch vehicles, missile defense systems and advanced hypersonic engines. For more information about Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, go to

Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, space propulsion systems and industrial gas turbines. United Technologies, based in Hartford, Conn., is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the global aerospace and commercial building industries.

SpaceRef staff editor.