David Gitlin is Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Carrier. He previously served as President & CEO and was elected Chairman of the Board in April 2021. Before joining Carrier, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of Collins Aerospace, which was created by bringing together UTC Aerospace Systems and Rockwell Collins. Prior to Collins Aerospace, he was President of UTC Aerospace Systems, which was created by bringing together Goodrich Corporation and Hamilton Sundstrand.
Prior to UTC Aerospace Systems, Dave worked for Hamilton Sundstrand 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. Dave also served in roles at the corporate office of United Technologies Corporation and Pratt & Whitney.
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 Directors for The Boeing Company and is a member of the MIT Sloan Executive Board, Business Roundtable, and Business Council. Dave and his wife Stephanie have three children.