Brussels, 19 November 2015
ATA – Atlantic Treaty Association



Mr. Rudy PRIEM
Senior Government Relations Manager, Security and Defense, United Technologies Corporation

Mr. Rudy Priem joined the UTC Government Relations team in Brussels on April 1 , 2010. He is responsible for communicating the positions and concerns of UTC in matters of defense, space and security to European and NATO decision makers, as well as for monitoring and advising the business units of UTC on EU and NATO rulemaking and policy decisions. Prior to joining UTC, Rudy served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Belgian Air Force. From 2005 to 2009, in Washington DC, Rudy was also the Head of the Belgian Delegation to the Defense MOU Attachés Group (DMAG) and founding member/first Chairman of the Foreign Procurement Group (FPG)’s Foreign Commercial Procurement Working Group (FCPWG). Mr. Priem holds the Meritorious Service Medal for meritorious non-combat service to the US. Since 2010, he serves as the Deputy Head of the Belgian Delegation to the NATO Industrial Advisory Group (NIAG). He’s also a member of the Economic, Legal and Trade Commission at the Aerospace and Defense Industries Association of Europe (ASD) and a member of the Security and Defense Committee at the American Chamber of Commerce to the EU.