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Who We Are

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"We Create Entirely New Solutions at Startup Speed"

Our values connect, guide, and empower our employees to remove barriers and create new product and service opportunities.

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  • Quick and Agile

    We move fast and are risk tolerant. We thrive on creativity, respect, and collaboration. We celebrate failures as well as successes, and constantly learn from both.

  • The Best People

    We're committed to recruiting the world's top talent - both from within UTC's existing business units and externally - and offer flexible compensation models, agile contracting, and attractive partnership mechanisms.

  • Empowered

    We empower employees to challenge themselves in new ways, harnessing their deep expertise to make a meaningful impact on future products and technologies.

  • Open-Minded

    We encourage project ideas to come from anywhere - whether it's UTC strategic roadmaps, passionate individuals in our engineering community, or from outside our organization.

Our Team

Our Leadership

  • Jason Chua

    Jason is the Executive Director of United Technologies Advanced Projects. He brings hard-won experience leading in dynamic environments, having led special projects at Airbus and Google, lectured at the Stanford, and toured the US twice running prototyping workshops.

  • Stephanie Koch

    Stephanie is the Head of Operations. Whether implementing a new tool, re-engineering a process, or building a team from the ground up, her problem-solving nature makes her a strong leader for our Operations organization.

  • Kathyana Gomez

    Kathyana is the Head of Project Management. In this role, she focuses on the creation, execution, and transition of the organization’s project portfolio, extending her career focus of project and operations management within highly innovative, disruptive organizations and her passion for creating new things.

  • Jean Thomassin

    Jean is the Project Director for Project 804, our hybrid-electric X-plane project. Whether it's building souped-up truck engines in his garage or inventing bleeding-edge propulsion technologies for UTC, Jean's passion for driving innovation makes him a natural fit to lead the project.

  • Nan Zhao

    Nan is the Project Director for Project be. She lives at the intersection of engineering, psychology, and design and her desire to improve our everyday lives is what drives her work.

Our Staff

Michael St.Julien

Digital Technology Lead

Michael's passion for improving the workplace is contagious. His priorities? Making everyday technology burdens disappear for seamless collaboration.

Edith Tippler

Project Quality Manager

Edith is a true jack of all trades. Her vast skill set and eagerness to help prove that there's no task too big or small to jump in on.

Manny Acuna

Associate Director, Program Manager - Systems Integration & Controls

Manny's passionate about innovation. He's constantly inspired to identify the best solutions for Project 804's engine and is eager to showcase something new and remarkable to the industry.

Come Work With Us

Ready to be a part of something big? We can't wait to meet you.


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