SAVANNAH, Ga., January 4, 2012 — Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. has appointed Christopher Ellender as a senior regional sales manager for Product Support Sales. Ellender is based at the Gulfstream facility in Luton, England, and reports to Jeff Hill, Gulfstream’s director of International Product Support Sales.
Ellender is responsible for maintenance sales to Gulfstream operators in Denmark, Finland, France, Iceland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
Most recently, Ellender led the Global Aircraft Sales and Acquisitions division for FirstFlight, an aircraft charter, management and aviation services company. He was based in Naples, Fla.
From 2005 to 2009, Ellender was a sales engineer for Gulfstream in Savannah. In that position, he provided technical support for Gulfstream Sales personnel. Ellender began his aviation career with Bristow Helicopters of Houston and was also the Gulfstream specialist for Charlie Bravo Aviation of Georgetown, Texas.
Ellender earned a bachelor’s degree in aviation management from Louisiana Tech University. He is a licensed private pilot.