Gulfstream Aerospace has appointed Austin Shontz as vice president of Savannah operations and final phase engineering. In this position, he will be responsible for initial phase manufacturing, final phase manufacturing and final phase engineering at the business-jet manufacturer’s headquarters in Savannah.
“Austin has been instrumental in introducing new process improvements as well as the introduction of technologies into final phase operations,” said Dennis Stuligross, senior vice president, operations, Gulfstream.
Shontz joined Gulfstream in 1997 as director of manufacturing operations at the Savannah facility. In 1999, he was named director of completions operations for the company’s Long Beach , Calif. , site. Most recently, he was director of operations, which encompasses both final phase manufacturing and product support, at Gulfstream’s Long Beach facility. Shontz will relocate to Savannah.