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David L. Gitlin

David L. Gitlin

President, UTC Aerospace Systems

David Gitlin

David Gitlin became President of UTC Aerospace Systems in January 2015. UTC Aerospace Systems has six strategic business units: Aerostructures; Interiors, Actuation & Propeller Systems; Electric, Environmental & Engine Systems; Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance & Space Systems; Landing Systems; and Sensors & Integrated Systems.

Previously Gitlin served as President and Senior Vice President of UTC Aerospace Systems Aircraft Systems segment. Prior to that, he led the integration of Goodrich Corp. with United Technologies Corp. to form UTC Aerospace Systems.

Gitlin worked for UTC’s Hamilton Sundstrand division as President, Aerospace Customers & Business Development, where he oversaw aerospace customers, business development activities, partnerships and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to this role, Gitlin served as Vice President and General Manager of Hamilton Sundstrand Power Systems (HSPS), based in San Diego, Calif., and served as President of Hamilton Sundstrand’s Auxiliary Power, Engine & Control Systems (APECS) business. Previous to HSPS, he served as Vice President of Pratt & Whitney programs for Hamilton Sundstrand. Gitlin also was General Manager of Rolls-Royce/General Electric programs and the Energy & Marine business.

Prior to joining Hamilton Sundstrand, Gitlin served as Executive Assistant to then-President & COO of United Technologies Corp., Karl Krapek. Gitlin began his UTC career in the legal department in 1997, working on antitrust issues and mergers and acquisitions, followed by two years with Pratt & Whitney’s legal department, working on acquisitions and joint ventures.

Gitlin holds a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, a Juris Doctor from the University of Connecticut School of Law and an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. He also serves on the Board of Ambassadors at Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, N.C.