Greg Collett And Austin Shontz Responsible For Initial- and
Two new vice presidents have been appointed by Gulfstream
Aerospace to oversee production at the company's six U.S.
locations. Greg Collett has been promoted to vice president of
Initial Phase Operations, and Austin Shontz has been named vice
president of Final Phase Operations. They report to Dennis
Stuligross, senior vice president, Operations, Gulfstream.
In his new role, Collett oversees Initial Phase Manufacturing of
Gulfstream's large-cabin aircraft, which include the Gulfstream
G650, G550 and G450. He is also responsible for Advanced Programs,
Advanced Manufacturing Technology and operations at the Mexicali
facility, where Gulfstream makes wiring harnesses, sheet metal
components, sub-assemblies and machined parts used in the
Collett brings a wealth of manufacturing experience to the
position. Previously, he served as director of New Product
Development and Manufacturing Operations, which included overseeing
activities at the company's G650 manufacturing facility. Before
that, he served as director of Final Phase Manufacturing in
Savannah, supervising the completion of the company's large-cabin
aircraft. He also served as Gulfstream's director of initial phase
manufacturing. He holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical
engineering from Youngstown State University.
Formerly the vice president of Savannah
Operations and Final Phase Engineering, Shontz is now responsible
for Savannah Final Phase Operations for large-cabin Gulfstream
aircraft. He also oversees Final Phase Engineering, Final Phase
Research and Development and Interior Design. Additionally, he
shares responsibility for Final Phase Material in Savannah and
Engineering at Gulfstream facilities in Appleton, WI, Long Beach,
CA, and Dallas, TX.
Shontz joined Gulfstream in 1997 as the director of
Manufacturing Operations in Savannah. In 1999, he was named
director of Completions Operations for the company's Long Beach
site. He has also served as director of Operations, which
encompasses both Final Phase Manufacturing and Product Support, at
Gulfstream's Long Beach facility.
Before joining Gulfstream, Shontz was a deputy general manager
for McDonnell Douglas Corp. in Long Beach, where he began his
aerospace career in 1986. He holds a bachelor's degree in
industrial engineering from Iowa State University and a master's
degree in business administration from Pepperdine University.