Francis R. Preli, Jr., Vice President, Engineering
...Frank R. Preli, Jr.Vice President, Engineering
...Frank R. Preli Jr.Francis R. Preli Jr. is vice president, engineering for UTC Fuel Cells, a part of the UTC Power unit of United Technologies Corp., a $31 billion manufacturer of high technology products and services to the building systems and aerospace industries worldwide. UTC Fuel Cells
, based in South Windsor, Conn., is a leader in fuel cell production and development for commercial, transportation, and space applications.UTC Power
is focused on the growing market for distributed generation. Frank
directs more than 250 engineers and scientists engaged in research and product development for UTC Fuel Cells
, including development of Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cell stack technology to serve residential, commercial and transportation markets. Frank joined UTC in 1978 as an assistant materials engineer at Pratt & Whitney.He held positions of increasing responsibility at Pratt, including manager of materials and mechanics engineering, manager of quality and business process effectiveness, and manager of technology and production readiness. Frank joined UTC Fuel Cells in 1998 as director of engineering.He was named vice president, engineering in November 2000. Frank earned his bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in chemistry from the University of Connecticut.He also earned an MBA from the University of Connecticut.