Gitlin previously served senior vice president of aircraft systems since UTC Aerospace Systems first launched in 2012, UTC said Thursday.
Alain Bellemare, UTC president and CEO of propulsion and aerospace systems, said Gitlin also helped lead the integration of Goodrich into UTC in 2011, when UTC acquired Goodrich.
Gitlin will succeed Curtis Reusser and report directly to Bellemare.
Prior to UTC’s buy of Goodrich, Gitlin served as president of the aerospace customers and business development at Hamilton Sundstrand.
He served in leadership positions in legal, business development, program management and customer service functions before joining UTC in 1997.