Senior Director, Engineering, Collins Aerospace
Steve Tongue holds the position of Senior Director, UTC Aerospace Systems Program, is on a temporary assignment leading the UTC Aerospace Systems New Products and Synergies Team as part of the Rockwell Collins acquisition and serves on the UTRC Leadership Council.
In his current role as Senior Direct of UTAS Program Office, he provides strategic leadership for planning and implementing innovations and technologies aligned with UTC Aerospace Systems (UTAS). As such, he leverages capabilities within UTRC to help advance key technologies — including mechanical, electrical and sensing — for UTAS to deliver a competitive advantage in the commercial and military aerospace marketplace. Some areas of technology priorities include power electronics, wireless technology, advanced manufacturing, and materials development.
In his New Products and Synergies role, for UTAS, Steve is working to bring together cross cutting technologies across the UTAS business units while leveraging some of the Rockwell Collins technologies to ensure a better product for the customers.
Tongue joined United Technologies at Hamilton Sundstrand in 1988 as an analytical engineer within the Space Systems group. He served in several engineering roles during his time at HS, including systems analysis, preliminary design, and ultimately as manager of advanced systems and technology for Flight Systems. In 2007, he was named Executive Assistant to Dr. J. Michael McQuade, UTC Senior Vice President, Science and Technology, and served in that role until 2011. Prior to joining UTRC in August of 2012, Tongue served as Director, Clipper Windpower Engineering and Next Generation Products, at Pratt & Whitney Power Systems.
The recipient of several UTC President’s Awards, Tongue holds several patents in mechanical and chemical systems. He earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Western New England College and a master's degree in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.