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Michael McQuade

Former SVP Science and Technology, United Technologies


For over a decade J. Michael McQuade served as Senior Vice President for Science & Technology at United Technologies Corporation. His responsibilities included providing strategic oversight and guidance for research, engineering and development activities throughout the business units of the corporation and at the United Technologies Research Center, focused on a broad range of high-technology products and services for the global aerospace and building systems industries.

Dr. McQuade held senior positions with technology development and business oversight at 3M, and Eastman Kodak. He served as Vice President of 3M’s Medical Division and as President of Eastman Kodak’s Health Imaging Business. His early career at 3M was focused on research and development of high-end acquisition, processing and display systems for health care, industrial imaging and remote sensing. He has broad experience managing basic technology development and the conversion of early stage research into business growth.

Dr. McQuade holds Ph.D., M.S. and B.S. degrees in physics from Carnegie Mellon University. He received his Ph.D. in experimental high-energy physics for research on charm quark production performed at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

Dr. McQuade served as a member of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board and the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. Dr. McQuade is a member of the Board of Trustees for Carnegie Mellon University and the Board of Trustees for Miss Porter’s School.