The Boeing Company Board of Directors announced that it has elected David L. Gitlin as its newest member. Gitlin will join the Aerospace Safety Committee and the Finance Committee.
Gitlin, 53, currently serves as chairman and chief executive officer of Carrier and brings to the Board more than 20 years of aerospace industry experience. He previously served in several executive leadership roles, including as president and chief operating officer of Collins Aerospace Systems, and as president of UTC Aerospace Systems.
“Dave is a proven leader with deep aerospace, manufacturing and supply chain expertise,” said Boeing Chairman Larry Kellner. “With his consistent focus on safety and track record of operational expertise, Dave will add critical experience and perspective to our Board.”
Boeing President and CEO Dave Calhoun said, “Dave is an excellent addition to our Board as we continue to rebuild trust, strengthen safety and quality and drive stability throughout our operations. We will benefit greatly from Dave’s significant experience leading complex enterprises focused on engineering, manufacturing, safety and quality.”
Since April 2019, seven independent directors have joined the Board. These directors collectively bring significant experience in aerospace, safety, engineering, manufacturing, cyber, software, risk oversight, audit, supply chain management and finance. Gitlin’s election to the Board fulfills the Company’s commitment, as part of the settlement of certain shareholder derivative claims in March 2022, to add another director with aerospace, engineering or safety systems background to the Board.