Pratt & Whitney (P&W) has appointed Paul Adams as COO with immediate effect. Adams will report to David Hess, president, P&W. As COO, Adams will fill a newly created role leading a unified operations strategy across all P&W business units to ensure the readiness of the company’s global supply chain. He will also drive the engineering and programmes organisations to achieve entry-into-service targets. The P&W operations reporting to Adams will include: Commercial Engines; Military Engines; P&W Canada; Power Systems; AeroPower; Engineering; and Operations.