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David L. Gitlin

David L. Gitlin

President & Chief Operating Officer, Collins Aerospace

David Gitlin

Dave Gitlin is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Collins Aerospace, a United Technologies Company, which was created in 2018 by bringing together UTC Aerospace Systems and Rockwell Collins. Collins Aerospace is a global leader in aviation and defense markets with $23B in annual sales and employs 70,000 people around the world. 

Prior to his current position, Dave was president of UTC Aerospace Systems. He also previously served as president and senior vice president of the Aircraft Systems segment of UTC Aerospace Systems after leading the integration of Goodrich Corporation with United Technologies Corporation to form UTC Aerospace Systems. 

Prior to the formation of UTC Aerospace Systems, Dave worked for UTC’s Hamilton Sundstrand division as president of Aerospace Customers & Business Development; president of Auxiliary Power, Engine & Control Systems; vice president and general manager of Hamilton Sundstrand Power Systems; vice president of Pratt & Whitney programs; and general manager of Rolls-Royce/General Electric programs. 

Before joining Hamilton Sundstrand, Dave served in roles at UTC headquarters and Pratt and Whitney focused on mergers and acquisitions. 

Dave earned 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 serves on the boards of the Levine Children’s Hospital and Atrium Health Foundation, both in Charlotte, North Carolina, and on the board of Orbis International in New York City.