Kevin Vicha named President of Engine Alliance
Hartford, Connecticut, USA -- Kevin Vicha has been named President of Engine Alliance, succeeding Dean Athans, who is returning to a senior leadership role at GE Aviation. Kevin joined EA in 2015 as Executive Vice President, Engine Alliance and General Manager, GP7200 Program, Pratt & Whitney.
“I’m looking forward to working even more closely with Airbus and our airline customers to maintain and support their A380 fleets,” said Kevin Vicha. “As the fleet has grown, so have we. We’ve added to our dedicated team and we’re continuing to expand the GP7200 service network – all to ensure the best engine for the A380 is matched by the best service and support.”
Kevin has served as General Manager across multi-site manufacturing and aftermarket businesses. He has also held several Pratt & Whitney international joint venture board roles. Kevin was previously Vice President of Global Sales and Aftermarket Repair at Pratt & Whitney and has served in multiple engineering and customer support roles. Kevin holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst and an MBA from École Nationale des Ponts et Chausées in France. He has also completed the Program for Management Development at Harvard Business School.
“We are proud of how well the GP7200 is performing in the hands of the airlines,” said Dean Athans. “We have built a great team of talented professionals who love the A380. I’m confident that Kevin will lead Engine Alliance to continuing success.”
About Engine Alliance
Engine Alliance (EA) is a 50-50 joint venture of GE (NYSE:GE) and Pratt & Whitney (P&W), a division of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX). Revenue-sharing participants include MTU Aero Engines of Germany, Safran Aero Boosters of Belgium and Safran Aircraft Engines of France. EA manufactures and services the quietest, most reliable and most fuel-efficient powerplant for the A380, the GP7200.