Member of the Month

Robert Wu

August 2012 Member Spotlight

HYPE Member Since:  2007

Employer: Pratt & Whitney

Industry/Job Title:  Technical Analysis Manager

What he does: Last year, I helped negotiate a $1 billion deal for the sale of Pratt & Whitney’s new PurePower jet engines.  As a Technical Analysis Manager, I provide jet engine performance analysis and maintenance forecasts to support sales campaigns.  Based on my analysis of the revenue stream created by the jet engine sale, I help negotiate the terms and conditions of the sales contract with the airline customer.  It’s a fun and challenging role that draws heavily on both my engineering background and business knowledge.  I have a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Michigan and a Master of Science in Management from Rensselaer.

I became heavily involved in HYPE about 2 years ago.  Currently, I serve on the Community Involvement, Membership, Personal and Professional Development, and Public Policy committees.  Through HYPE, I have been fortunate to befriend many energetic and passionate people who are enthusiastic about making Hartford a great place to live, work, and play.

Future Aspirations:  To lead the Salute to HYPE Cup team in winning the 2013 HYPE Cup!

Best vacation I’ve been on:  I spent an incredible week skiing at Whistler Blackcomb last year.  In the near future, I would like to ski the powder on the mountains of Utah and Colorado.

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