January 2018

David Gitlin, President, UTC Aerospace Systems has been appointed to the Orbis International Board of Directors. Orbis International is a global nonprofit dedicated to transforming lives through the prevention and treatment of avoidable blindness.

David Gitlin  President, UTC Aerospace Systems.

David Gitlin

President, UTC Aerospace Systems

It’s a tremen­dous hon­or to join the Orbis Board of Direc­tors and to serve along­side this excep­tion­al group of peo­ple. Serv­ing an orga­ni­za­tion that is trans­form­ing the lives of peo­ple around the world is a hum­bling oppor­tu­ni­ty and I’m excit­ed to sup­port Orbis in achiev­ing its mis­sion to elim­i­nate avoid­able blindness.

Orbis provided almost 13 million screenings and eye exams either onboard the Flying Eye Hospital or in partner hospitals in Asia, Africa and South America in 2016.

Kevin McAllister

Orbis International Board of Directors and CEO and President, Boeing Commercial Airplanes

Orbis Inter­na­tion­al is pleased to announce David Gitlin, Pres­i­dent, UTC Aero­space Sys­tems, has been appoint­ed to our Board of Direc­tors. Our Board is an excep­tion­al­ly strong and com­mit­ted group of avi­a­tion, med­ical and busi­ness experts con­tribut­ing their time and tal­ent to help one of the world’s best non­prof­it orga­ni­za­tions fight avoid­able blind­ness. Dave’s pres­ence on the board is yet anoth­er tes­ta­ment to the ded­i­ca­tion the avi­a­tion com­mu­ni­ty feels towards the Fly­ing Eye Hos­pi­tal and our mission.

Bob Ranck

CEO, Orbis International

Dave is an excel­lent addi­tion to the Board of Orbis Inter­na­tion­al. The vast expe­ri­ence he has in the avi­a­tion indus­try, com­bined with his depth of knowl­edge about tech­nol­o­gy and inno­va­tion in today’s glob­al world, will bring a great deal of strength to our Board of Direc­tors. We are excit­ed to wel­come Dave and UTC Aero­space Sys­tems to the Orbis family.

Orbis is an international nonprofit that brings people together in the fight against avoidable blindness. Its mission is to transform lives through access to quality eye health. Together with its partners, it trains eye care teams, strengthens eye health systems and works on the ground to provide lasting solutions to communities in need.

About Utc Aerospace Systems

UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. UTC Aerospace Systems designs, manufactures and services integrated systems and components for the aerospace and defense industries, supporting a global customer base with significant worldwide manufacturing and customer service facilities. For more information about the company, visit our website at www.utcaerospacesystems.com or follow us on Twitter: @utcaerosystems

About United Technologies Corporation

United Technologies Corp., based in Farmington, Connecticut,
provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries. By combining a passion for science with precision engineering, the company is creating smart, sustainable solutions the world needs. For more information about the company, visit our website at www.utc.com or follow us on Twitter: @UTC

About Orbis

Orbis is a leading global non-governmental organization that has been a pioneer in the prevention and treatment of blindness for over 30 years. Orbis transforms lives by delivering the skills, resources and knowledge needed to deliver accessible quality eye care. Working in collaboration with local partners including hospitals, universities, government agencies and ministries of health, Orbis provides hands-on ophthalmology training, strengthens healthcare infrastructure and advocates for the prioritization of eye health on public health agendas. Orbis operates the world’s only Flying Eye Hospital, a fully accredited ophthalmic teaching hospital on board an MD-10 aircraft. To learn more, please visit orbis.org.

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