Gulfstream appoints Mike West
Gulfstream Aerospace has named aerospace industry veteran Mike West as vice president, Product Support Sales and New Business Development. West will report to Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream Product Support.
“Customers will benefit from Mike’s extensive knowledge of Gulfstream services and his thorough understanding of our Product Support organization from the ground up,” Burns said. “We are excited about the energy and leadership he brings to this critical position.”
Since September 2002, West has been director, Product Support Programs, Gulfstream.
West’s accomplishments as director included negotiating Gulfstream’s first joint venture agreement with a Chinese partner, Beijing Capital Airlines Co. Ltd. (Deer Jet) and Grand China Aviation Technik, to operate a business jet service center at Beijing Capital International Airport. West has also been a fleet account sales manager and a regional sales manager for Gulfstream.
West earned a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical management from St. Louis University, Parks College campus, with a specialisation in aircraft maintenance management. He is a licensed airframe and powerplant technician.