SAVANNAH, Ga., January 22, 2010 — Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. has named Dick Johnson vice president/chief scientist and Tim Farley vice president, Engineering.
Johnson, a 29-year Gulfstream employee, was vice president, Engineering, from 2003 to 2009. As chief scientist, a new position, he will ensure the effective resolution of technical issues and problems is consistent with Gulfstream-proven design principles. Johnson will continue to report to Pres Henne, senior vice president, Programs, Engineering and Test.
Johnson, who joined Gulfstream in 1981 as a structures technical specialist, participated in the design and certification of the Gulfstream GIII, GIV and GV aircraft, including several military variants. He has held leadership positions in the Structural Design, Sustainability and Project Engineering departments.
In 1991, Johnson was appointed project manager, Engineering, for the GV development program. Most recently as vice president, Engineering, he was responsible for the technical development of the Gulfstream G550 and G500 jets.
Johnson holds a bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Cincinnati.
As vice president, Engineering, Farley is responsible for the strategic vision of the engineering organization, identifying and implementing best practices, as well as ensuring the correct engineering skill sets are in place for designing, integrating, testing and certifying Gulfstream aircraft. He also reports to Henne.
From 1999 until recently, Farley was the company’s director of project engineering. In that role, he provided technical and managerial leadership for research and development, special missions and engineering operations. He also served as project engineer during the Gulfstream G550 and G450 development stages.
In 1993, Farley was chosen as the project engineer for the Gulfstream GV power plant development program. He moved on to become systems project engineer for service engineering in 1997 and was named project engineer for service engineering in 1998. Farley began his career at Gulfstream as a design engineer in 1992.
Farley holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in technical management and aeronautical engineering, respectively. He also has an airframe mechanic’s/technician’s license.
Cowart is responsible for the development of advanced technology supporting quiet supersonic flight over land, with a principal focus on sonic boom suppression concepts.
His duties as vice president of Mid-Cabin Programs have been assigned to Stan Dixon, director, Mid-Cabin Programs.