Summit Speaker: J. Michael McQuade


Senior Vice President for Science & Technology, United Technologies Corporation. 

J. Michael McQuade is Senior Vice President for Science & Technology at United Technologies Corporation. His responsibilities include providing strategic oversight and guidance for research, engineering and development activities throughout the business units of the Corporation and at the United Technologies Research Center. He also provides leadership to UTC Power, UTC’s business unit responsible for the research, design, commercialization and aftermarket support of stationary and transportation fuel cells.

McQuade has held senior positions with technology development and business oversight at 3M, Imation and Eastman Kodak. Prior to joining UTC in 2006 he served as Vice President of 3M’s Medical Division. Previously, he was President of Eastman Kodak’s Health Imaging Business. Earlier, McQuade held technology and business leadership positions at Imation Corporation after its spin-off from 3M in 1996. His early career at 3M was focused on research and development of high-end acquisition, processing and display systems for health care, industrial imaging and remote sensing. He has broad experience managing basic technologies and the conversion of early stage research into business growth.

McQuade holds doctorate, Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in physics from Carnegie Mellon University. He obtained his Ph.D. in experimental high-energy physics for research on hadronic charm quark production performed at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

McQuade is a member of the American Physical Society and is a member of the Boards of Directors of the Connecticut Science Center, the Connecticut Technology Council and the advisory boards of the Schools of Engineering at Yale University, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Connecticut and the Institute for Energy Efficiency at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees for the Center for Excellence in Education and Board of Directors of Project HOPE.

United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Conn., is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the aerospace and building industries worldwide. Its businesses include Pratt & Whitney aircraft engines, Sikorsky helicopters, Hamilton Sundstrand commercial and military airplane and space-based systems, Carrier heating, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment, Otis elevators and escalators, Chubb and Kidde security and fire detection and prevention systems, and the world leading fuel cell products from UTC Power.

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