Richard J. Peckham

Richard Peckham

Title: Retired Mechanical Engineer
Company: Pratt & Whitney
Location: Vernon, Connecticut, United States

Richard J. Peckham, Retired Mechanical Engineer at Pratt & Whitney, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in mechanical engineering.

Distinguished for his knowledge and expertise as a mechanical engineer, Mr. Peckham has accrued more than three decades of professional experience in his industry. From watching his brother excel in industrial engineering school, he became inspired to also follow a career based on his aptitude for science and mathematics. Likewise, he sought a profession that he would enjoy and that could provide him a good standard of living. With this sentiment, Mr. Peckham attained a Bachelor of Arts in mechanical engineering from Syracuse University.

Spearheading his professional career, Mr. Peckham joined Pratt & Whitney in 1977, where he remained for the entirety of his career until commencing his retirement in 2011. A subsidiary of Raytheon Technologies, Pratt & Whitney is an American aerospace manufacturer with global service operations headquartered in East Hartford, Connecticut. During his 34-year tenure, Mr. Peckham specialized in the analysis and design of jet engine parts, as well as ran analysis mostly for military and rocket engines. To attest to his engineering success, he has been awarded three patents and numerous work-related honors. Looking toward the future, Mr. Peckham aims to continue donating to schools in South Dakota and working on his current scientific research project.

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