Gulfstream: Meet The New Boss
In a surprise move, General Dynamics late last week announced Joseph T. Lombardo will take over as the new president of its Gulfstream Aerospace division, replacing Bryan Moss. Lombardo, 58, was chief operating officer of the luxury bizjet maker. Moss, 66, will remain active with the company as president emeritus. "Joe Lombardo is a proven manager who has a strong work ethic, and who has earned the respect of his coworkers, customers and suppliers," General Dynamics CEO Nicholas D. Chabraja said in a statement last week. "Joe has been responsible for ensuring that Gulfstream's products meet or exceed expectations in their performance and quality."
After finishing his MBA at Long Beach University, Lombardo joined Douglas Aircraft in 1975 and was in charge of twinjet production until joining Gulfstream in 1996. As COO, he's been responsible for the production of the entire Gulfstream line. In addition to heading up Gulfstream, Lombardo will become executive vice president of the General Dynamics Aerospace Group and look after General Dynamics Aviation Services. Moss, who joined Gulfstream as its vice chairman in 1995, was named president in 2003.