David L. Gitlin
President & Chief Operating Officer
Dave Gitlin is the president & chief operating officer of Collins Aerospace, a United Technologies Company, which was created in 2018 by bringing together UTC Aerospace Systems (UTAS) and Rockwell Collins. Collins Aerospace is a global leader in aviation and defense markets, with $23 billion* in net sales and 70,000 employees around the world.
Prior to his current position, Dave served as president of UTAS. He also served as president and senior vice president of the Aircraft Systems segment of UTAS after leading the integration of Goodrich Corporation with United Technologies Corporation (UTC) to form UTAS.
Formerly, 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 and at Pratt & Whitney focused on mergers and acquisitions.
Dave earned a bachelor's degree from Cornell University, a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law and a Master of Business Administration from MIT's Sloan School of Management. He serves on the boards of Levine Children's Hospital and Atrium Health Foundation, both in Charlotte, North Carolina, and on the board of Orbis International in New York City.
*2017 pro forma