David L. Gitlin is President and Chief Executive Officer of Carrier. He most recently served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Collins Aerospace. Previously, Dave was president of UTC Aerospace Systems after leading the integration of Goodrich Corporation with United Technologies. In addition to his leadership roles, he has extensive experience in business development, strategy, and mergers and acquisitions.
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 & 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 board of Orbis International in New York City.