Gulfstream to Get New Execs
February 17, 2015
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  • FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Larry R. Flynn, president of Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., will succeed Joseph T. Lombardo as executive vice president of parent corporation General Dynamics’ Aerospace group when Lombardo retires in June, the company announced Tuesday.

    Mark L. Burns, president of product support for Gulfstream, will succeed Flynn as president of Gulfstream.

    In addition, M. Amy Gilliland, vice president of human resources for General Dynamics, will succeed Walter M. Oliver as senior vice president, human resources and administration, when Oliver retires in March.

    The Flynn and Burns appointments are effective July 1; Gilliland’s is effective April 1.

    “We are pleased to welcome Larry Flynn, Mark Burns and Amy Gilliland to their new leadership roles,” said Phebe N. Novakovic, chairman and chief executive officer. “Larry has a broad base of business aviation experience, and I am confident he will continue to enhance the company’s position as a global leader in the business-jet market in our Aerospace group.

    “With Mark’s experience leading Gulfstream’s service and support organization, he will ensure that Gulfstream continues to exceed customer expectations in performance, quality and safety.”

    Novakovic said Gilliland has established herself as a key member of General Dynamics’ leadership team.

    As executive vice president for the Aerospace group, Flynn will be responsible for Gulfstream and Jet Aviation.

    Flynn, 63, was named president of Gulfstream in August 2011 and a vice president of General Dynamics in October 2001. He had been senior vice president of marketing and sales from 2008 to 2011 and president of product support from 2002 to 2008.

    Flynn has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in manpower management from the University of Kansas.

    Burns, 55, was named president of product support in June 2008 and has been responsible for Gulfstream’s worldwide service and customer support network. He became a vice president of General Dynamics in February 2014.

    Burns was the vice president of customer support for six years and vice president of completions engineering for two years. He joined Gulfstream in 1983 and has a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Georgia Southern University.

    Gilliland, 40, was appointed vice president of General Dynamics in February 2014 and is responsible for the company’s executive compensation and ethics programs. She also oversees employee engagement, employment compliance, community engagement and administrative functions at the company’s corporate headquarters.

    Gilliland has a bachelor’s degree from the U.S. Naval Academy, a master’s degree from Cambridge University and a master’s degree in business administration from Georgetown University.