Joseph A. Sylvestro is senior vice president, Aftermarket & Sustainment Operations, at Pratt & Whitney. In this role, Joe leads all aspects of Pratt & Whitney’s Commercial Engines Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO) and Military Engines Sustainment & Depots to support key enterprise strategic growth initiatives. Current responsibilities include leading Commercial Engines MRO footprint evaluations and Joint Venture (JV) strategies as well as steering the F135 sustainment ramp, depot strategy, and execution plans. Joe is a member of the Pratt & Whitney Executive Committee.
Joe has more than 37 years of Pratt & Whitney experience. Joe began his career in OEM design engineering and held positions within the aftermarket business as engineering manager and operations manager before becoming general manager of the Cheshire Engine Overhaul Center. Other past roles include director of Operations, then vice president of Operations and Supply Chain within the companies rocket engine division before moving back to Connecticut to the role of vice president, OEM Manufacturing Operations. Most recently, Joe served as vice president, Aftermarket Global Operations where he was responsible for the global Commercial Engines MRO engine centers, repair units, and joint ventures as well as new engine model industrialization for internal and external MRO network shops.
Joe was named to the U.S. Department of Commerce Manufacturing Council serving a two-year term. Today, he serves on the Board of Regents for the University of Hartford.
Joe earned an MBA from the Krannert School of Business at Purdue University, and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Hartford.
Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and service of aircraft engines and auxiliary power units.