Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. recently named Jim Tait, vice president, Sales Operations and Analysis. He reports to Scott Neal, senior vice president, Worldwide Sales and Marketing, Gulfstream.
In his new position, Tait leads activities related to sales operations, including customer relationship management, commercial contracts, market research, aircraft pricing, residual value analysis and customer financial support.
Tait started with Gulfstream in 1999 as a senior financial controller and was promoted to director, Financial Planning and Analysis, in 2000. He has more than 25 years of experience in the engineering, defense and aviation industries, focusing on long- and short-range business plans, trend analysis, financial outlooks and pricing strategies.
"Jim's strong relationships with lenders, brokers and other original equipment manufacturers will be very beneficial in his new role," Neal said. "He has experience in maintaining a network of third-party banks, lessors and other financial institutions that finance Gulfstream aircraft purchases around the world. We are excited about this new opportunity."
Tait earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and a Master of Science degree in corporate finance from Georgia State University in Atlanta. He is an associate member of the National Aircraft Finance Association.