Pilot Hartford Management Honored for Role in Relief Shipments


Pilot’s Earl McClain, left, and Kim Gajewski, middle,
joined Pratt and Whitney’s disaster team
when the entire crew was honored with the company’s
Leadership Award, recognizing their joint efforts
to get relief shipments to Puerto Rico
shortly after Hurricane Maria hit last year.

Congratulations to Kim Gajewski, regional vice president, and Earl McClain, international operations manager, BDL, who recently joined employees from Pratt and Whitney to accept a leadership award honoring the team’s efforts to get relief supplies to Puerto Rico shortly after Hurricane Maria hit last year. For their part, Kim and Earl sourced and coordinated supply pickups in five different U.S. locations and also secured three separate charters to get much-needed provisions out. “That was a wild couple of days and not without hiccups caused by the ground handlers and charter operators,” says John Hill, president and chief commercial officer. “In situations like these, it is all about the communication through the execution even when it means not sleeping and giving hourly information through the night. Kim and Earl were all over this and simply amazing!”