In an ongoing effort to better serve operators, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. recently promoted three veteran employees to help manage its growing Savannah service center. Darrell Frey, James Kelley and Jeff Kilgore were each named director, Savannah Service Center Operations. All three men report to Charles Celli, vice president, Gulfstream Savannah Service Center Operations.
Frey, Kelley and Kilgore oversee and direct operations at the Gulfstream Savannah Service Center, which comprises the 679,000-square foot main facility and the 175,000-square foot satellite site, Gulfstream Savannah Service Center South. Each director will be responsible for a specific series of Gulfstream aircraft models. An estimated 1,400 to 1,500 aircraft are expected to visit the Savannah facility in 2011 for maintenance.
"We will transition to a model-based structure in the Savannah service center over the next four to six months," Celli said. "By focusing on a specific aircraft, these directors and their teams will be able to leverage their extensive technical knowledge and hands-on experience to the further benefit of our operators."
Frey, a 24-year Gulfstream employee, was most recently general manager, Gulfstream Savannah Service Center. Kelley is a 25-year Gulfstream employee. Before being promoted to director, he was the senior manager, Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul, in Savannah. Kilgore, a 23-year Gulfstream employee, was senior operations manager in Savannah.
Each of the new directors is a licensed airframe and power plant mechanic. Frey also has a bachelor's degree in business administration from Trinity University.