Dave Carter is Senior Vice President responsible for Engineering, Operations and Quality. Carter has over 30 years of engineering, program management and general management experience in the aerospace industry. Most recently, he was Vice President, Engineering, for UTC Aerospace Systems. He served previously as Vice President, Engineering & Technology, for the Aircraft Systems segment and was also Vice President, Engineering & Technology, at Hamilton Sundstrand from February 2009 until integration with Goodrich Corp. in July 2012.
During his tenure within Engineering, he helped position UTC Aerospace Systems and Hamilton Sundstrand as a market leader by focusing on component technologies, systems integration, and robust design and verification methods. Engineering & Technology also drove global sourcing initiatives and pursued partnerships with several U.S. and international universities.
Prior to joining Hamilton Sundstrand, Carter had more than 20 years of experience at Pratt & Whitney holding positions of increasing responsibility, most recently serving as Vice President, Engineering-Module Centers. In this role he was responsible for the Module Center engineering function, as well as driving key organizational engineering initiatives.
He holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Virginia.
Carter received the 2009 University of Connecticut’s Distinguished Engineering Service Award, which recognizes engineering leaders for their efforts in helping UConn’s School of Engineering achieve its goals. He also holds two patents.