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CEO PROFILE: General Dynamics Names Larry R. Flynn President of Gulfstream Aerospace

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Aug 5, 2011 - General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) announced today that it was adding a key executive position, naming Larry R. Flynn, 59, as president of Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation as of Sept. 1. Gulfstream is headquartered in Savannah, and employs more than 10,000 people at 10 major locations. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics.

Flynn will report to Joseph T. Lombardo, who has served as both executive vice president of General Dynamics' Aerospace group and president of Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. since 2007. Lombardo will continue in his role as executive vice president.

Flynn has been senior vice president of marketing and sales for Gulfstream Aerospace since 2008. From 2001 until 2008 he was president of Gulfstream Product Support. He became a vice president of General Dynamics Corp. in October 2001.

In announcing Flynn's appointment Lombardo said, "Larry Flynn has a broad base of operational and customer-focused experience that will serve him well as he leads Gulfstream into the future. His direction of Gulfstream's marketing and sales organization has given Larry exceptional insight into the needs of our increasingly international customer base. I'm confident that he will capitalize on that knowledge to enhance the company's positioning as a global leader in business aviation."

Flynn joined Gulfstream in May 1995 as vice president of aircraft services, bringing with him more than 25 years of experience in managing aircraft service facilities. Before joining Gulfstream, he was vice president, Location Based Services, for Stevens Aviation, where he was responsible for managing maintenance facilities and overseeing service on various models of corporate jets. Earlier, Flynn served as a regional vice president for Signature Flight Support and as executive vice president and general manager for AMR Combs.

Flynn earned a bachelor's degree in business administration and a master's degree in manpower management from the University of Kansas.

Flynn serves on the Associate Member Advisory Council (AMAC) of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA). He is also a past member of the Board of Directors for the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA), the national association for aviation maintenance professionals.

Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, markets, services and supports a comprehensive fleet of the world's most technologically advanced business-jet aircraft. Gulfstream has produced more than 1,900 aircraft for customers around the world since 1958. Gulfstream also offers aircraft ownership services via Gulfstream Pre-Owned Aircraft Sales®.

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, employs approximately 88,000 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 the company is available on the Internet at


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