SAVANNAH, Ga., February 4, 2010 — Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has appointed James Liang as international distribution manager for parts and materials in Asia. He will be based in Hong Kong, China. Liang, an 11-year Gulfstream employee, will manage inventory and oversee distribution for more than $27 million in Gulfstream parts and materials at three strategic locations in the rapidly growing Asian business-aviation market: Hong Kong, Beijing and Singapore.
“This position exemplifies the significant commitment we’ve made to Gulfstream operators stationed in and traveling through Asia,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream Product Support. “While the rapid delivery of high-usage parts and materials has always been important in the Asia Pacific region, it’s become even more so as the number of Gulfstream operators there increases. In 2001, we had 27 aircraft in the region; now we have close to 115. With this new position and a growing stable of strategically positioned parts warehouses and distribution facilities, we can ensure the continued care and support of our operators.”
Before coming to Gulfstream, Liang was a manager/partner with Incom/Geoearn International Inc., an import/export business in Anaheim, CA.
Liang holds a bachelor’s degree in international business from California State University at Fullerton. He is fluent in English and Mandarin.
Liang reports to David Johnson, director, Product Support Materials, Repair and Overhaul, Savannah.
Previously, Liang held four positions with Gulfstream at its Long Beach, Calif., service center. Most recently, he was a senior avionics technician. From September 2004 to March 2008, he was an avionics technician II in the Completions department. He has also been a leader on the Completions avionics team and a Completions avionics installer.