Release date
01 January 1970
01 January 1970 |

Dionne Henry is the Program Chief Engineer for Operational Commercial Engines (OCE) at United Technologies Corp. (UTC) – Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Engines in East Hartford, CT. In this role she is responsible for providing strategic direction and technical leadership to the matrixed engineering organization and insures proper integration and technical execution across the legacy commercial engine programs (V2500, GP7000, PW4000, PW2000, PW6000, JT8D/JT9D and Industrial Engines); while ensuring product design quality, adherence to schedule and cost and compliance with program and customer requirements.
Ms. Henry began her career in the Aerospace Industry as a Mechanical Engineer, and has been with UTC P&W for 19 years holding various roles of increasing responsibility including Senior Director of Global Services Engineering (GSE), where Dionne lead a team of multi-disciplinary engineers in the design, development, validation and implementation of component repair solutions for all commercial and military engines.
Ms. Henry is very active in her local community, and engaging the next generation through various speaking engagements such as Girl Scouts, YMCA, and INROADs. She has served various community activities including P&W United Way Campaign Cabinet Member (2015 & 2016); CPEP (Connecticut Pre-Engineering Program), Chairperson of the Board (2011 & 2012) and Board Secretary (2013), which introduces STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) programs to under-represented youths in Connecticut. Dionne was a CT Woman of Innovation Nominee in 2014 and also a member of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and sponsor of the P&W Engineering African American Advisory Council (EAAAC) ERG.

Dionne is the recipient of the Women of Color (WOC) STEM conference – 2019 Career Achievement in Industry Award, this prestigious award recognizes professionals for their achievement as a leader and role model in industry and the community.

Ms. Henry holds a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Boston University and a MBA & Masters of Science in Business Management from the State University of New York (SUNY) – Institute of Technology.