Orbis team in Barbados.


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.

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.

David Gitlin

President, UTC Aerospace Systems

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.

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.

Kevin McAllister

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

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.

Bob Ranck

CEO, Orbis International

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.