Larry Flynn to succeed Joe Lombardo at General Dynamics


Gulfstream G500 and G600 parked on apron

General Dynamics, parent company of Gulfstream Aerospace has announced that Larry Flynn will succeed Joe Lombardo as executive vice president when he retires in June, and will be responsible for Gulfstream and Jet Aviation.

Mark Burns, president of product support for Gulfstream, will succeed Flynn as president of Gulfstream. In addition, Amy Gilliland, vice president, human resources, will succeed Walter Oliver as General Dynamics’ senior vice president, human resources and Administration, when Oliver retires in March.

The Flynn and Burns appointments are effective from 1 July 2015, and the Gilliland appointment is effective from 1 April 2015.

“We are pleased to welcome Larry Flynn, Mark Burns and Amy Gilliland to their new leadership roles,” said Phebe Novakovic, chairman and CEO of GD.

“Larry has a broad base of business aviation experience and I am confident he will continue to enhance the company’s position as a global leader in the business-jet market in our Aerospace group.

“With Mark’s experience leading Gulfstream’s service and support organisation, he will ensure that Gulfstream continues to exceed customer expectations in performance, quality and safety. Amy has established herself as a key member of our leadership team and her experience and intellect will serve the company well in this increasingly complex global business environment.

“We are grateful to both Joe Lombardo and Walt Oliver for their many years of service. Joe has played an instrumental role in the success of the Aerospace group and he has been a valued member of the team. We will miss Walt’s wise counsel and utmost professionalism as he retires,” added Novakovic.