VP of Pratt & Whitney Military Engines awarded by ASME

Prete was nominated for his outstanding contribution to air-breathing propulsion through inspiring leadership, education and research, having major impacts on aircraft engine operational capability, performance and design.

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Prete and Sharma received their awards at the ASME Turbo Expo conference in June. In conjunction with the award, Prete delivered a distinguished lecture, “Evolution and Revolution in Fighter Jet Propulsion — Past, Present and Future.”


ASME is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the vital role of the engineer in society. It is comprised of more than 100,000 members.