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SAVANNAH, Ga., September 26, 2011 - Scott Neal, 45, a 17-year Gulfstream veteran and top sales executive in both the Eastern and Central U.S. sales regions, has succeeded Larry Flynn as head of the company's worldwide sales and marketing organization. Flynn became Gulfstream president on September 1, 2011.
“Scott knows the company, the product and the people of Gulfstream and has a superb reputation outside the company,” said Flynn. “His tremendous knowledge of Gulfstream products and services will be a definite asset to our customers, who can leverage his knowledge to enhance their flight operations. Scott has earned the respect of his customers throughout North America, and I know he'll do the same internationally. I could not be more pleased to announce this appointment and to welcome Scott to the Gulfstream leadership team.”
Most recently, Neal served as division vice president for the Central U.S., a position he held since early 2010. From 1998 until 2010 he had sales and sales management responsibilities in both the South Central U.S. and Northeast U.S., consistently increasing market share in each region.
In his earlier years at Gulfstream, Neal served in the pre-owned aircraft sales and sales engineering groups. Prior to joining Gulfstream, Neal held positions of increasing responsibility at Raytheon Corporate Jets and British Aerospace Inc.
Commenting on his new duties, Neal said: “It's an honor to join the distinguished leadership team of Gulfstream at an exciting time in the history of this great company. The upcoming entry into service of the new G650 and new G280 will position Gulfstream to continue our worldwide growth. Gulfstream is justifiably viewed as the top business aviation brand; that's a reputation we want to build on as we focus on both mature markets and emerging markets around the world.”
Neal is a 1989 graduate of George Mason University with a degree in business administration. While there, he played midfield and forward for four years for the George Mason Patriots, a nationally ranked Division I soccer team.
“Scott is a competitive player and understands team dynamics,” reflected Flynn. “That is certain to lead him to success in this new role.”NOTE TO EDITORS
Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), designs, develops, manufactures, markets, services and supports the world's most technologically advanced business-jet aircraft. Gulfstream has produced more than 2,000 aircraft for customers around the world since 1958. To meet the diverse transportation needs of the future, Gulfstream offers a comprehensive fleet of aircraft, comprising the wide-cabin, high-speed Gulfstream G150®; the new large-cabin, mid-range Gulfstream G280®; the large-cabin, mid-range Gulfstream G350®; the large-cabin, long-range Gulfstream G450®; the large-cabin, ultra-long-range Gulfstream G500®; the large-cabin, ultra-long-range Gulfstream G550® and the ultra-large-cabin, ultra-long-range G650®. Gulfstream also offers aircraft ownership services via Gulfstream Pre-Owned Aircraft Sales®. The company employs more than 11,500 people at 10 major locations. We invite you to visit our website for more information and photos of Gulfstream aircraft at www.gulfstream.com.General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, employs approximately 88,000 people worldwide. The company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies. More information about the company is available on the Internet at www.generaldynamics.com.
Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), designs, develops, manufactures, markets, services and supports the world's most technologically-advanced business jet aircraft.