Mark Burns was named president of Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. in July 2015 after spending more than seven years as the leader of the company’s Customer Support organization. He also serves as a vice president of Gulfstream parent company General Dynamics, a role he’s held since February 2014.
Burns has spent more than 35 years with Gulfstream, joining the organization in 1983 as a computer-aided design (CAD) operator. He then became involved in engineering for the GIV flight test program.
Before being named Customer Support president in June 2008, he was the vice president of Customer Support for six years, vice president of the Savannah service center for four years and vice president of Completions Engineering for two years.
In 2018, Burns was a recipient of the National Aeronautic Association’s Wesley L. McDonald Distinguished Statesman of Aviation Award for his significant contributions to aeronautics.
A native of Savannah, Burns earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Georgia Southern University. He serves on the board of directors for Georgia Power and for the Corporate Angel Network. He is the chairman of the board of directors for the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and is also part of the associate member advisory council of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA).