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12.02.2014 Athens, Greece

Otis Greece Begins Escalator Installation as Part of Broad Thessaloniki Metro Station Project

Tony Black, president of Otis Elevator (China) Investment Co., Ltd. (OCL), has been honored with the Tianjin municipal government’s 2014 Haihe Friendship Award. Black was selected by a panel led by the Tianjin Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs for his role in fostering innovation, developing local talent and leading corporate social responsibility initiatives.

The annual Haihe Friendship Award recognizes 10 expatriates for their contribution to Tianjin. The fellow award winners include the economist Klaus Schwab, founder of the World Economic Forum and special adviser to Nankai University, and other leaders from organizations such as Airbus, Samsung and Tianjin University.

“The award means a lot to me and our company. It is both an honor and a call to action,” said Black. “This year marks the 30th anniversary of Otis establishing its first joint venture in China. I will continue to build on my three decades of experience at Otis and its parent company, United Technologies Corp. with continued contributions to Tianjin and to China.”

Since becoming OCL president in April 2012, Black was instrumental in bringing the advanced Otis manufacturing technology and management model to the Otis TEDA center, the company’s world-class manufacturing hub in the Tianjin Economic-Technical Development Area (TEDA); introducing the innovative Otis Metro Maintenance Management System (OM³S) and Otis Eagle Service in Tianjin to enhance the efficiency and quality of Otis maintenance service; emphasizing the cultivation of local talent; and strengthening focus on safety education and environmental improvement.

To learn more about Otis in China, please visit: http://www.otis.com/site/cn-chi/Pages/default.aspx

About Otis
Otis is the world’s largest manufacturer and maintainer of people-moving products, including elevators, escalators and moving walkways. Founded 161 years ago by the inventor of the safety elevator, Otis offers products and services through its companies in more than 200 countries and territories, and maintains more than 1.8 million elevators and escalators worldwide. Otis is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. For more information, visit www.otis.com

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