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Pratt & Whitney Joint Venture Earns Two Awards from Taiwanese Government


EAST HARTFORD, Conn. – The Minister of Council of Labor Affairs, Taiwan, Ms. Wang Ju-Hsuan presented a Pratt & Whitney-led joint venture, Asian Compressor Technology Services (ACTS), with two awards for innovations in human resources development practices. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company.

ACTS received these awards as part of Taiwan’s 2008 National HRD InnoPrize competition. The Taiwan Government established this competition in 2005 to identify human resource development best practices and innovations from companies and non-profit organizations. ACTS received the Leader Award, given to individual business leaders that value and aggressively promote the integration of human resources and organizational development into their company’s activities. The company was also presented with the Group Award, given to companies for human resources innovation that helps improve their business performance.

“It is an honor to be recognized by the government of Taiwan for the efforts and programs that we have to help develop employees at ACTS,” said Maureen Waterston, vice president, Human Resources, Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners. “These awards demonstrate how employees and management at ACTS have successfully partnered to engage employees and to continuously develop important skills.”

Some of the accomplishments for ACTS include strong employee engagement scores, successful training, use of United Technology Corp.’s Employee Scholar Program and well-designed and documented business metrics.

ACTS is a Pratt & Whitney Global Service Partners joint venture in Taiwan. Pratt & Whitney owns 51% of shares, China Airlines and Singapore Airline Engineering Company each own 24.5% of shares. ACTS was established in 1995 and is the only commercial jet engine part repair company in Taiwan.


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