Gulfstream Aerospace has appointed Luiz Sandler as its new regional vice president of sales for South America. He is replacing Bill Arrazola, who recently retired. His sales territory spans Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname and Uruguay.
Since 2007, Sandler served as sales director with International Jet Traders, which is Gulfstream’s sales representative for Brazil. Before that he was Embraer’s regional sales manager for Latin America.
Sandler, who reports to Roger Sperry, Gulfstream’s regional senior vice president for international sales, has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from São Paulo business school Fundação Getúlio Vargas. He speaks Portuguese, Spanish and English, and also holds a commercial pilot certificate for the Boeing 737.
Separately, Gulfstream recently released its new PlaneBalance application as a complement to its existing PlaneBook iPad application, which is an electronic document management system introduced for pilots in 2011. “The paperless, interactive application can provide weight-and-balance information on the fly and can generate reports about center of gravity, aircraft configurations, payload weight and fuel,” said Bill Colleran, Gulfstream’s director of technical publications.