Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. recently promoted Matthew Sandidge to regional vice president of Sales for Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States. Sandidge reports to Trevor Esling, Gulfstream regional senior vice president, International Sales for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Sandidge's territory includes Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine. He is based in the Gulfstream Sales and Design Center in the Mayfair area of London, U.K.
Most recently, Sandidge served as Gulfstream's senior regional sales manager for International Sales in Russia.
"Over the past two and a half years, Matt has been instrumental in securing new airplane sales in Russia," said Scott Neal, senior vice president, Worldwide Sales and Marketing, Gulfstream. "Customers in this region will be able to leverage Matt's broad experience and depth of knowledge."
Sandidge began his career with Gulfstream in 2006 as a sales engineer, serving as the primary source of technical information on Gulfstream and non-Gulfstream aircraft for the company's Sales team. He went on to work as a business development specialist in International Sales. His responsibilities included coordinating all aspects of aircraft sales activities related to Europe, the Middle East and Africa, organizing prospect sales meetings and providing sales support to the regional sales team.
Before joining Gulfstream, Sandidge worked as a munitions test engineer for the U.S. Air Force.
Sandidge earned an aerospace engineering degree from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida, and holds a Master of Science degree in industrial and systems engineering with a management concentration from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida.