Mauro Atalla

Engineering & Technology


Mauro Atalla leads the worldwide Engineering & Technology function at Collins Aerospace. In this role, he oversees a highly skilled, accomplished network of engineers that spans more than 180 sites across 24 countries. They design, build, integrate and support more than 125 product lines, 1,500 operators and 70,000 aircraft. This organization drives innovation, develops products and provides technical support to ensure Collins Aerospace is at the industry’s forefront, continually offering differentiating solutions to delight customers.

He most recently served as vice president of Engineering & Technology for Sensors & Integrated Systems (SIS), a business unit of UTC Aerospace Systems that comprised over 60 product lines. He first joined United Technologies Corporation (UTC) in 2000 as a staff engineer at United Technologies Research Center. Since then, he has served in a number of roles of increasing responsibility across UTC’s aerospace and commercial businesses.

Committed to delivering the best value to customers, Mauro has led many technical innovations and initiatives throughout his career, most notably developing and implementing the engineering strategy for SIS, reinvigorating the technology portfolio while realigning the organization to maximize customer satisfaction in product development and support. With a passion for technical rigor, performance excellence and customer satisfaction, Mauro champions the strengthening of an engineering culture that values intellectual curiosity, risk takers and integrity.

Mauro earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in mechanical engineering with concentration on structural dynamics & controls from the State University of Campinas (Brazil). He earned a doctorate in engineering mechanics from Virginia Tech and a Master of Business Administration from Duke University. Prior to joining UTC, Mauro was a research scientist in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an associate professor in Brazil.

Mauro is the author/co-author of six patents, a book chapter, six journal papers and 29 conference papers. He serves on the Industrial Advisory Board of the University of Michigan’s Aerospace Department. Follow him on LinkedIn to stay up to date with the latest Engineering & Technology news at Collins Aerospace.
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