SAVANNAH, Ga., October 5, 2009 — Gulfstream Aerospace has appointed Luis Leal as Midwest Regional Sales Manager (RSM), Product Support Sales. Leal is based in the Houston area and reports to Gary Smiley, director, Service Center Sales, Midwest Region. Leal is responsible for maintenance sales to Gulfstream and non-Gulfstream aircraft operators in Mexico and the Caribbean. He is teamed with Juan De Leon, who is responsible for maintenance sales in Central and South America.
Leal has worked in corporate aviation for 12 years, starting in 1997 as a technician at Gulfstream in Savannah. He went on to become a Savannah-based RSM, Product Support Sales, covering Mexico and Central and South America.
Prior to his new position at Gulfstream, Leal was an RSM for StandardAero in Houston.
Leal has an associate’s degree in aviation maintenance from Texas State Technical College and is a licensed airframe and powerplant (A&P) technician.
Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), designs, develops, manufactures, markets, services and supports the world’s most technologically advanced business-jet aircraft. Gulfstream has produced some 1,800 aircraft for customers around the world since 1958. To meet the diverse transportation needs of the future, Gulfstream offers a comprehensive fleet of aircraft, comprising the wide-cabin, high-speed Gulfstream G150®; the large-cabin, mid-range Gulfstream G200®; the new large-cabin, mid-range Gulfstream G250®; the large-cabin, mid-range Gulfstream G350®; the large-cabin, long-range G450®; the large-cabin, ultra-long-range Gulfstream G500®; the large-cabin, ultra-long-range Gulfstream G550® and the ultra-large-cabin, ultra-long-range G650®. Gulfstream also offers aircraft ownership services via Gulfstream Financial Services Division and Gulfstream Pre-Owned Aircraft Sales®. The company employs approximately 9,000 people at seven major locations. We invite you to visit our Web site for more information and photos of Gulfstream aircraft at www.gulfstream.com.
General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 92,000 people worldwide. The company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies. More information about General Dynamics is available online at www.gd.com.