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 both as President and as 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 & acquisitions. Prior to this role, Gitlin served as President of Hamilton Sundstrand’s Auxiliary Power, Engine & Control Systems (APECS) business and as Vice President and General Manager of Hamilton Sundstrand Power Systems (HSPS), based in San Diego, CA. Previous to HSPS, he served as Vice President of Pratt & Whitney programs for Hamilton Sundstrand. Gitlin was also 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 & 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. and is a member of the Carolinas HealthCare Foundation Board of Directors.