Ruthanne Szumski
Export Compliance Manager
Pratt & Whitney

East Hartford, CT

“To have a successful career in manufacturing, listen first, then say, then do what you said, and keep listening.  Manufacturing is a series of interactions, with people and technology.  Execution of a new concept is never perfect.  Success is in the ability to correct, and to engage others in the endeavor.” 

Ruthanne supports manufacturing excellence in the development and execution of innovating machining processes to deliver critical components to Pratt & Whitney’s revolutionary NGPF product line. She applies her technical and leadership skills to a range of projects to result in  decreased lead time, exemplary compliance and communication, and the incorporation of policies and procedures to safeguard developing innovative manufacturing processes.

Ruthanne is a past President of the Society of Women Engineers, Rochester Professional Section, and gained impressive manufacturing skills with World Class companies such as GM, Mobil Chemical, Johnson & Johnson and Xerox. She was recognized by the University of Rochester as a distinguished Alumni for her contributions to student Career Development and has brought to Pratt & Whitney a relentless devotion to world-class quality and processes through increasing efficiency, reducing waste and valuing skilled employees.  Her leadership has benefited in increased speed, efficiency and flow, leading to reduced costs for customers.

Ruthanne credits her mother, a pioneer in science & technology, for instilling her love of science, and continues to share those passions with her own daughters. She places a priority on critical thinking in pursuit of personal sustainability and contribution to the global community, and is an exceptional role model.

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