SAVANNAH, Ga., June 27, 2011 — Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. has appointed veteran company employee Paul Lu, director, Product Support Asia. Lu, who speaks Cantonese and some Mandarin, will be based in Hong Kong.
In this position, Lu’s duties include all aspects of Product Support, including helping operators within and transitioning through Asia. He supports new aircraft sales, materials, certifications and Gulfstream’s relationship with the Civil Aviation Administration of China.
“With the growth of our fleet in Asia, this position takes on added significance,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream Product Support. “Paul’s extensive international and business aviation experience will enhance the efficiency of the Gulfstream support network for Asian customers. Paul has long-standing relationships with operators in Asia, and with his knowledge of the language and culture, he is a tremendous asset to Gulfstream.”
Since August 2008, Lu was based in Southern California, where he was the on-site program manager for Gulfstream’s new flagship aircraft, the G650. In serving as the liaison for key Gulfstream suppliers in Southern California, he was responsible for overseeing the design, test, certification, quality and reliability of parts and components supplied to Gulfstream.
A 30-year veteran of the business aviation industry, Lu has been with Gulfstream for 15 years. Before his work on the G650 program, he was a program manager for Special Missions, supporting government and military programs across various Gulfstream service center sites. He also served as the sales and business manager at Gulfstream Long Beach, where he actively engaged customers from China, India, Japan and Korea. Prior to this assignment, Lu was the entry-into-service program manager at Long Beach. He began his career at Gulfstream headquarters in Savannah in 1996 as an electrical systems specialist in Technical Operations, and then became assistant manager and manager for Government Programs before relocating to Long Beach in 1999.
Lu earned a bachelor’s degree in aviation from Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, N.J., a master’s degree in aeronautical science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Fla., and a doctorate in business administration from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Lu reports to Barry Russell, vice president, Customer Support.