SAVANNAH, Ga., October 27, 2009 — Gulfstream Aerospace, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), recently added two representatives to its field service organization. Mohammed Alghanim will assist Gulfstream customers in the Middle East, while David Perez will support customers in southern Europe and northern Africa.
Alghanim has worked in the aviation industry for more than 11 years, the last four as an avionics/electrical technician lead in the Gulfstream corporate flight department in Savannah. He began his career working for TIMCO Aviation Services in Greensboro, N.C., as an avionics technician. After two years there, he spent five years in a similar position at EADS-Airbus — now Aeroframe Services — in Lake Charles, La.
Alghanim, who is fluent in Arabic, earned an associate’s degree in aviation system technology from Guilford Technical Community College in Jamestown, N.C. He is based in Amman, Jordan.
Perez has more than 17 years of experience as a technician for military and corporate aircraft. After serving five years in the U.S. Navy as an avionics technician aboard aircraft carriers, he was honorably discharged and joined Gulfstream in 1997.
Most recently, Perez was on the Gulfstream entry-into-service team, where he assisted in the delivery and technical support of new aircraft. Before that, he worked with the Gulfstream Logistics Support group in Tampa, Fla., maintaining Gulfstream aircraft operated by the U.S. government. Perez began his career at Gulfstream as an avionics technician at the Savannah service center, where he was later promoted to lead.
Perez, who is fluent in Spanish and English, holds an airframe and power plant (A&P) license from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). He is based in Madrid.
Alghanim and Perez report to Ken Maxwell, senior operations manager, International Field Service.