David Branter

David M. Brantner

Strategic Advisor

Mr. David M. Brantner is a Senior Executive with 30 years of experience in Aerospace. Over 20 years of his career was with United Technologies, Pratt & Whitney where he led many groups including Strategic Sourcing, Group Strategy, Mergers and Acquisitions, and ultimately became President of the $7B Commercial Engines Division. Under his tenure, Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines completed certification and entry into service of the PW1000G Geared Turbofan series which represents significant improvements in fuel burn, noise and emissions for the commercial aircraft industry. While leading the M&A function, the group completed over 30 transactions in 17 different countries. He served in the chief customer role for UTC Aerospace Systems (now Collins Aerospace), representing the $15B division to major OEM aircraft manufacturers. Mr. Brantner was also President of GKN Aerospace, a large structures and systems provider in the UK with 53 manufacturing locations globally. More recently, he led the strategic re-alignment of Bombardier’s Commercial Aircraft division as a consultant to the CEO. He is currently a Board Member of Nordam, the advanced aerospace component manufacturing and repair company. Mr. Brantner holds a Master’s Degree in Management from Purdue University, an MBA from ESC Rouen in France, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Northeastern University.