Karl J. Krapek
Former President and Chief Operating Officer
United Technologies Corporation
Karl J. Krapek was elected to the Northrop Grumman Board of Directors in 2008.
Krapek served as president and chief operating officer of United Technologies Corporation from 1999 until his retirement in January 2002. At United Technologies Corporation, he served for 20 years in various management positions, including executive vice president and director in 1997; president and chief executive officer of Pratt & Whitney in 1992; chairman, president and chief executive officer of Carrier Corporation in 1990; and president of Otis Elevator Company in 1989. Prior to joining United Technologies Corporation, he was manager of Car Assembly Operations for the Pontiac Motor Car Division of General Motors Corporation.
In 2002, Krapek became a co-founder of The Keystone Companies, which develops residential and commercial real estate. Krapek chairs the Finance Committee for the Board of Directors at Trinity Health of New England. He is a director of Prudential Financial, Inc. and American Virtual Cloud Technologies, Inc.
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