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2014 CLA Award Recipient Honored for Leadership in the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution

New York, NY - November 20, 2014: CPR: The International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution and some 500 distinguished guests comprising general counsel from Fortune 200 corporations, partners from leading law firms, industry experts and scholars, has honored United Technologies Corp. and Charles D. Gill, the company’s SVP and General Counsel, at CPR’s 2014 Corporate Leadership Award (CLA) Dinner in New York. United Technologies and Mr. Gill were recognized for their demonstrated leadership in the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).

“United Technologies and Charlie Gill have demonstrated outstanding leadership towards the advancement of alternative dispute resolution, and it is our great honor to present them with our 2014 Corporate Leadership Award,” said Noah Hanft, President& CEO of CPR. “Charlie has done an extraordinary job integrating alternative dispute resolution (ADR) into the company’s processes and culture, making him and United Technologies deserving of this award.”

“As a world-renowned technology company, we are deeply committed to preserving our relationships with customers, partners and suppliers,” said Charles D. Gill, Senior Vice President and General Counsel for United Technologies Corp. “ADR is an invaluable tool that allows us to resolve our disputes quickly and efficiently, all while placing a premium on our business relationships. Hundreds of our attorneys from all of our worldwide companies benefit from CPR’s thought leadership and guidance in the area of dispute resolution, and we are proud to be selected to receive CPR’s prestigious Corporate Leadership Award.”

United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) provides a broad range of high-technology products and services for the aerospace and commercial building industries. Its aerospace businesses include Sikorsky helicopters, Pratt &Whitney aircraft engines and UTC Aerospace Systems. Its UTC Building & Industrial Systems, the world’s largest provider of building technologies, includes Otis elevators and escalators; Carrier heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration systems; and fire and security solutions from brands such as Kidde and Chubb.

Corporations supporting this year’s event include HP, Danaher Corporation, Walgreens, IBM, AstraZeneca, Hess, Deloitte, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers, among others. Many of these organizations have also signed CPR’s 21st Century Corporate ADR Pledge in an effort to revitalize corporations’ commitment to ADR and keep CPR in the forefront of developments.

About CPR:
CPR is the only independent nonprofit organization whose mission is to help global business and their lawyers resolve commercial disputes more cost effectively and efficiently. For over 30 years, the legal community has trusted CPR to deliver superior arbitrators and mediators and innovative solutions to business conflict. CPR’s membership comprises an elite group of ADR trailblazers, including executives and legal counsel from the world’s most successful companies and global law firms, government liaisons, retired judges, highly experienced neutrals, and leading academics. For more information, please visit

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