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Orbis International Welcomes New Members to its Board of Directors

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.

Dr. Dugel

Managing Partner, Retinal Consultants of Phoenix, AZ

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 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.

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.

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.

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