An American multinational conglomerate, United Technologies Corporation have their headquarters in Farmington, Connecticut. They deal with research and development in various areas like aircraft engines, HVAC elevators and escalators, fire and security equipment, industrial products, and building systems among others. Among other things, UTC is a large military contractor, and it produces missiles and aircraft systems. The present CEO of the conglomerate is Gregory Hayes.
United Technologies Corporation has a long and rich history. The United Aircraft and Transport Corporation took birth in 1929 as an aviation based company, and it was formed by William Boeing of Boeing Firms and Frederick Rentschler of Pratt & Whitney. In 1934, it was broken and the United Aircraft Corporation was formed. The key people were Frederick Rentschler, founder; and George J. Mead, senior engineer. Harry Gray left Litton Industries to become the CEO of United Aircraft in 1974. Since the aim is growth and diversification, the name was changed to United Technologies Corporation to suit the current ambitions of the company.