Paradigm Precision is pleased to announce that Rita Lei has joined the team effective Monday, January 9, 2017 as the corporate Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Paradigm Precision. Rita reports directly to our President & CEO, Steve Croke.
Rita comes to us with over 20 years of financial and aerospace manufacturing experience at United Technologies Corporation (UTC). Most recently, she was a CFO for UTC Aerospace Systems Division, in Windsor Locks, CT. Other positions that Rita previously held with UTC include Manufacturing Finance Director, Financial Planning & Analysis Manager, Campaigns Finance Manager, Repair Operation Finance Controller, and Financial Analyst. She began with UTC in its Financial Leadership Program.
Rita earned her Master of Business Administration degree from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. In addition, she holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA. Rita has also graduated from executive education programs at INSEAD, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, and Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.
Rita speaks Chinese (Cantonese) fluently. She currently lives in Newington, CT with her husband.