Gulfstream parent company General Dynamics announced today that Larry Flynn will succeed Joe Lombardo as president of the Savannah-based airframer starting September 1. Lombardo served not only as president of the jet maker since 2007 but also as executive vice president of General Dynamics’s aerospace group, and he will retain the latter title. “This will enable Mr. Lombardo to spend additional time ensuring that both Jet Aviation and Gulfstream Aerospace are focused on meeting their customers’ requirements,” a General Dynamics spokesman told AIN, noting that Lombardo, 63, would assume a supervisory role in both companies. The move also aligns the structure of the aerospace group to match that of General Dynamics’ other business groups.
Flynn, 59, is currently Gulfstream’s senior vice president of marketing and sales, a role he has held since 2008. Before that he had a successful seven-year stint as president of Gulfstream product support. He joined the company in 1995 as vice president of aircraft services, bringing more than 25 years of aircraft service facility experience to the business jet manufacturer. “Larry Flynn has a broad base of operational and customer-focused experience that will serve him well as he leads Gulfstream into the future,” said Lombardo in announcing the appointment. “His direction of Gulfstream’s marketing and sales organization has given Larry exceptional insight into the needs of our increasingly international customer base. I’m confident that he will capitalize on that knowledge to enhance the company’s positioning as a global leader in business aviation.”