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William Abbott

Director, Engine Vendor Programs - Technical Operations
United Airlines


William joined United in 2014 as Sr. Category Manager Technical Procurement responsible for Rolls-Royce engines and APUs. In 2016, he joined the Operations team and was promoted to Senior Manager Flight Operations.
Prior to joining United,William spent four years in roles of increasing responsibility with Pratt & Whitney supporting the aero-engine bearing sourcing strategy before leading the Mexico and Brazil regional strategy on the UTC Global Strategic Sourcing team. From 2010-2014, he led capital planning and special projects for TGM Associates, a real estate investment firm.
William was promoted to his current position in May 2017. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing engine vendor management, engine planning and strategy for United.

William is currently pursuing an Executive MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and holds a Bachelors of Engineering Degree from McGill University.