UTC shakes up leadership at helicopter maker Sikorsky amid spin-off talk

United Technologies Corp. has announced a change in leadership at Sikorsky Aircraft, less than a month after announcing it may spin off the helicopter-making subsidiary.

UTC on Thursday appointed Robert Leduc as president of Sikorsky, moving predecessor Mick Maurer to the newly created role of UTC senior vice president of strategic projects.

The 59-year-old Leduc had retired in 2014 after a 35-year career at UTC, where he served in several leadership positions.

Sikorsky manufactures the Black Hawk and Seahawk helicopters for the military as well the president's Marine One, and commercial helicopters.