John Wiitala Vice President, Technical Services United Airlines

Wiitala John
John Wiitala is vice president of technical services for United, one of the world's leading airlines. 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, aircraft records, maintenance training, tooling, aircraft interiors, logistics/innovation, project engineering, and methods and standards.

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 Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Iowa. He is married and has two children.