SAVANNAH, Ga., July 25, 2008 – Gulfstream Aerospace, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD), has appointed Todd Strong director, engineering and quality, for the facility in Long Beach, Calif. In this position, he is responsible for managing the functions and personnel associated with Final Phase Engineering, Service Center Engineering, Designated Alteration Station (DAS), Quality Control and Quality Assurance.
Strong joined Gulfstream in 1999. He most recently served as engineering manager for the Long Beach facility, where he developed plans for transitioning the engineering organization to Computer-Aided Three-Dimensional Interactive Application Version Five (CATIA V5). He also eliminated redundant functions by integrating service and completion engineering into a single engineering department.
Strong has 23 years of aviation experience. Before joining Gulfstream, he worked for Boeing Aircraft Co., Long Beach, as a senior manager for mechanical systems engineering, specializing in flight-control, hydraulic and landing-gear systems.
Strong earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He reports to Barry Russell, vice president and general manager, Gulfstream, Long Beach.
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 1,600 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 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 more than 9,700 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, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 84,000 people worldwide and reported 2007 revenues of $27.2 billion. 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 the company is available on the Internet at www.generaldynamics.com.