John Wiitala

Board Member

Vice President of Technical Services
United Airlines

John Wiitala is vice president of technical services for United, the world’s leading airline. He is responsible for the technical groups that support United’s aircraft configurations, operations, and maintenance. These technical support groups include engineering, inspection, quality assurance, reliability, maintenance programs, technical publications, and aircraft records.

Prior to this role, Wiitala was managing director of product and service engineering. He joined the company in 1992 and held a number of engineering jobs throughout the organization including director of engineering and managing director of project engineering.

Wiitala began his aviation career in 1988 in project engineering at Aircraft Modular Products in Miami, Florida. Wiitala received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Iowa. He is married and has two children