Leo J. Veilleux Jr. is a chief engineer with United Technologies Aerospace Systems (UTAS), where he is responsible for the technical adequacy and safety of engine and aircraft systems. The holder of 27 patents and pending patents, he provides technical leadership for the 1,400-employee Engine & Control Systems business unit at UTAS, where he develops and advances technology-leveraging partnerships among government, industry and universities. Mr. Veilleux has been involved in the development of systems for several advanced aircraft, including the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the Joint Strike Fighter, the Airbus A380 and the Bombardier CSeries. He began his UTC career as a mechanical design engineer at Hamilton Standard in 1985 and progressed through positions of increasing responsibility, including project engineer roles for mechanical and electronic products, electronics design manager, and system integration manager. Mr. Veilleux received his MBA from the University of Connecticut and his M.S. degree in electrical engineering from RPI.