J. Thomas Bowler Jr.
Former SVP, Human Resources and Organization, United Technologies Corporation
Thomas Bowler spent his entire career with United Technologies Corporation (UTC). Joining the Company in 1979, he spent most of his tenure with the Pratt & Whitney business unit. He also gained international experience when he headed HR for another UTC business unit, refrigeration giant Carrier Corporation, in its Asia-Pacific division. He most recently served as the Company’s SVP of Human Resources and Organization, until his 2013 retirement. “Tom is a superb leader who has had tremendous impact on the company. His many accomplishments include supporting UTC’s highly effective restructuring during the global economic downturn of 2008, as well as his support of last year’s transformational company reorganization. Tom also played an instrumental role in supporting my CEO transition and, more recently, he served as a key member of the Goodrich acquisition negotiation team, supporting completion of the largest acquisition in UTC’s history,” UTC CEO Louis Chênevert said. He added, “His professionalism, experience and leadership will be deeply missed.”