Doreen Ryan
Associate Director of Digital Technology
Pratt & Whitney 

“My passion was inspired by the tremendous product that Pratt & Whitney manufactures. The attention to quality in all arenas; manufacturing, IT, supply chain and materials challenged me to strive for perfection in my professional endeavors. The complexity of the product challenged me to strive for efficiencies and creativity.”

Doreen is an experienced technical leader at Pratt & Whitney (P&W) who supports day-to-day operations, strategic initiatives and the people around her. As a SAP developer, Doreen helped design the company’s first SAP solution and continues to focus her skills in the supply chain and Material Requirements Planning (MRP) areas. Currently, she manages P&W’s highly complex MRP processes to ensure the systems can support operational demands and meet the engine build ramp. She is involved in many large initiatives such as the deployment of the SAP Enhancement Pack 7 and the suite on HANA migration, which positions P&W’s SAP system for future enhancements and increased system efficiency by 150-200 percent. Doreen also played a vital role in deploying the Supplier Network Collaboration (SNC) system, which increased supplier visibility on demand to ensure accurate planning and delivery of parts.

As a change agent who is always looking for ways to improve processes, Doreen is a great mentor for the next generation of P&W employees.  From sharing her extensive knowledge on SAP to coaching ABAP developers, Doreen continuously seeks to improve the capabilities her colleagues. Doreen is an inspiration to younger employees due to her ability to manage her time amid work responsibilities, mentoring others, making contributions to the community and spending time with family.

Doreen is passionate about teaching at Mount Carmel church in Waterbury, Connecticut, where she also participates in numerous activities to support youth. In addition to being a part of the church’s Forever Young society, Doreen has traveled with her youth group to the New England Youth Gathering and World Youth Gathering to meet the Pope and hear him speak.  For many years, Doreen also led a digital technology bake sale to benefit the United Way. From recruiting bakers within her department to executing the event, under Doreen’s guidance the annual event was always a success. 

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