Gulfstream Names New Pre-Owned Aircraft Sales Director

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Gulfstream Aerospace earlier this month hired James S. Ross as director of its pre-owned aircraft sales operation in the western U.S. and Canada, Central and South America, Australia and Asia. Ross most recently served as a regional vice president for TAG Aviation. Prior to that service, he was the senior vice president for ExcelAire Service in Islip, N.Y., specializing in air charters and aircraft management. He began his career with Bombardier Aerospace, working his way up from marketing coordinator to a sales director for the Western United States and Canada. “Jim’s experience in this industry is a great asset,” said Matt Hartnett, vice president, Pre-Owned Aircraft Sales, Gulfstream. “He brings over 25 years of aviation sales expertise to assist in our sales effort. He worked as a sales director for new and pre-owned business jets and has even helped launch a fractional ownership company.”

Ross earned a bachelor of commerce and marketing degree from McGill University in Montreal. He is a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and as a pilot, has earned his commercial, instrument, multi-engine and instructor ratings in both the United States and Canada. He will be based in Southern California. Gulfstream has another pre-owned aircraft sales director, whose responsibilities include the eastern United States and Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.