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Orbis International Welcomes New Members to its Board of Directors

January 2018

Orbis welcomes Dr. Pravin Dugel, managing partner, Retinal Consultants of Arizona, and David Gitlin, President, UTC Aerospace Systems, to its Board of Directors.

Dr. Pravin Dugel

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Pravin has been involved with Orbis for over 15 years as a member of our Volunteer Faculty, specializing in retinal diseases including diabetic retinopathy.

I am extremely honored to join the Orbis Board of Directors as it continues its fight against avoidable blindness. As a Volunteer Faculty member since 2010, I have seen the impact of Orbis’s work first hand. Orbis’s approach to partnering with, and training, local ophthalmologists and eye care professionals is like no other.

Dr. Dugel

Managing Partner, Retinal Consultants of Phoenix, AZ

Dr. Dugel serves as the managing partner of Retinal Consultants of Arizona and founding member of the Spectra Eye Institute. Dr. Dugel is a world-renowned retinal specialist who has authored more than 200 papers, 35 book chapters and has been invited to lecture at prestigious meetings, Visiting Professorships and Universities worldwide. Dr. Dugel is an active philanthropist offering time, expertise and support to many charitable organizations throughout the world.

David Gitlin

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

Dave Gitlin became president of UTC Aerospace Systems in January 2015. With nearly $15 billion in sales and more than 40,000 employees in 26 countries, 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.

With the addition of Dr. Dugel and Dave Gitlin, Orbis’s Board of Directors consists of 18 members. Read here for more information on Orbis's Board of Directors.

Read more about Dr. Dugel and the Orbis International board in his full press release.

Read more about Dave Gitlin and the Orbis International board in his full press release.