The UTC Aerospace Systems leadership team is committed to our mission to provide customers with innovative aerospace technologies and integrated systems that advance the performance, safety and efficiency of commercial aviation, global defense and space exploration.
President, Power, Controls & Sensing Systems
Mike Dumais is President of the Power, Controls & Sensing Systems segment of UTC Aerospace Systems. Dumais joined United Technologies in 1998 as Director, Strategic Planning at the UTC corporate office and held that role until 2001, when he was appointed Vice President, Business Development, at Hamilton Sundstrand. In 2003, Dumais was appointed to the position of Vice President and General Manager, Worldwide Repair, and subsequently assumed the role of Vice President and General Manager, Hamilton Sundstrand Customer Service in 2004. In this role, he was responsible for the company’s Aerospace Commercial Spare Parts, Repair, and Military Spare Parts businesses as well as the network of Customer Service managers and field service representatives that supported Hamilton Sundstrand’s global customers.
In 2009, Dumais was made Vice President, Operations, where he was responsible for leading Hamilton Sundstrand’s worldwide aerospace operations organization, and in September 2011, Dumais was appointed President, Hamilton Sundstrand.Prior to joining United Technologies, Dumais held various strategic business roles with the consulting firm Bain & Company. He began his career at General Electric Aerospace as a systems engineer. Dumais has a bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering from Virginia Tech, a master’s degree in electronics engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, where he was a Palmer Scholar.
President, Aircraft Systems
Curtis Reusser is President of the Aircraft Systems business segment of UTC Aerospace Systems. Reusser joined Goodrich in 1988 when it acquired TRAMCO, where he was Manager of Engineering. He held roles of increasing responsibility in Goodrich’s Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) operations before being appointed General Manager of Goodrich MRO Europe, based in the United Kingdom. He returned to the United States as Vice President and General Manager, Product and Process Definition at the company’s Aerostructures division in 1999. He was appointed President of the Aerostructures division in 2002 and was named President, Electronic Systems, in December 2007.
Prior to joining Goodrich, Reusser worked in engineering roles at General Dynamics and Heath Tecna.
Reusser holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Washington and a certificate in business management from the University of San Diego.
President, Customer Service
Cindy Egnotovich is the UTC Aerospace Systems President, Customer Service, with responsibility for customer relationship management. In addition, the UTC Aerospace Systems Customer Service organization is focused on program management of customer long-term agreements, sales and technical support.
Egnotovich began her career at Goodrich in 1986 as a financial analyst. She was appointed Controller in 1993, Director of Operations in 1996 and then Vice President and General Manager, Ice Protection Systems Division, in 1998. In 2000, she was appointed Vice President and General Manager of Commercial Wheels and Brakes. She was named Group President, Engine and Safety Systems, in April 2002; Segment President, Electronic Systems, in December 2002; and Segment President, Engine Systems, in June 2005. She was named to her last position in January 2007, where she was Segment President, Nacelles and Interior Systems, which included Aerostructures, Customer Services and Interiors.
Egnotovich holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from Kent State University and a Bachelor of Science in biology from Immaculata College.
Egnotovich is a member of the Board of Directors of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association and serves as a Director of The Manitowoc Co., Inc.
Senior Vice President, Aircraft Systems
David Gitlin is Senior Vice President of Aircraft Systems. Prior to that, he led the integration of Goodrich Corp. with United Technologies Corp. to form the new UTC Aerospace Systems business. Previously, Gitlin worked for UTC’s Hamilton Sundstrand division as President, Aerospace Customers & Business Development, where he oversaw aerospace customers, business development activities, partnerships and mergers & acquisitions. Prior to this role, he was President of Hamilton Sundstrand’s Auxiliary Power, Engine & Control Systems (APECS) business.
From August 2007 to January 2009, Gitlin served as Vice President and General Manager of Hamilton Sundstrand Power Systems (HSPS), based in San Diego, Calif.Previous to HSPS, he served as Vice President of Pratt & Whitney programs for Hamilton Sundstrand. Gitlin also was General Manager of Rolls-Royce/General Electric programs and the Energy & Marine business. Prior to joining Hamilton Sundstrand in January 2002, Gitlin served as Executive Assistant to then-President & COO of United Technologies Corp., Karl Krapek.
Gitlin began his UTC career in the Legal department in 1997, working on antitrust issues and mergers & acquisitions, followed by two years with Pratt & Whitney’s Legal department, working on acquisitions and joint ventures.Gitlin holds a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, a Juris Doctor from the University of Connecticut School of Law and an MBA from the Sloan Fellows program at the MIT Sloan School of Business. He and his wife have three children.
Senior Vice President, Power, Controls & Sensing Systems
Brian Brandewie is Senior Vice President of UTC Aerospace Systems’ Power, Controls & Sensing Systems business. Prior to that, he was with Goodrich for 31 years, previously as President of Aircraft Wheels and Brakes. Prior to Wheels and Brakes, Brian was Vice President/General Manager at the Aerostructures business unit responsible for the military business, engineering, research and development and sales to aircraft manufacturers. He also managed development programs for new products ranging from nacelle/propulsion systems to applications of proprietary products and processes on civil and military airframe platforms.
Brandewie began his career with Goodrich as an engineering co-op in the Industrial Products business and since then has served in various sales, engineering, manufacturing and general management positions at multiple Goodrich businesses and locations. In his role prior to Aerostructures, he was President of the Avionics Systems Division of Goodrich. Prior to this, he was Vice President/General Manager of the Regional, Business and Military Aircraft Wheel and Brake Division.
Brandewie has served as a local school board president and has been active in several organizations, including board positions for Junior Achievement, the United States Air and Trade Show, the National Management Association, as well as various church and school-related functions. Brandewie holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Akron.