Frank Karakas, VP, Airbus Business Unit, UTC Aerospace Systems-Landing Gear
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Frank Karakas, VP, Airbus Business Unit, UTC Aerospace Systems-Landing Gear

http://www.utcaerospacesystems.com

Frank Karakas is Vice President with United Technologies Aerospace Systems (UTAS) - Landing Systems encompassing both landing gear and wheel and brake programs.  Frank had joined the company in 1995 starting in program management with broadening and progressive responsibilities thru the leadership of various business units.  Frank had started his career in aerospace  in operations and supply chain with seven years experience in other aerospace companies prior to joining UTAS.

In addition to the OAC, Frank also serves as a Director on the Boards for Goodrich-Messier Inc and Messier-Goodrich S.A. both of which are aircraft wheel and brake joint ventures.

Frank holds a Diploma in Engineering Technology with Durham College as well as a Degree in Business Administrative Studies with York University.  He also has a Private Pilots License and enjoys flying in his spare time.