People on the Move - July 2011
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. has appointed Jenny Rogers as a sales director in the company’s North American Sales, East Division. Her territory is New England, New York (excluding metro New York City) and in Canada, Quebec and the Maritime provinces. She reports to Jim Dobbins, vice president, North American Sales, East Division.
Rogers replaces aviation industry veteran Geoff Nye, who is retiring. Nye has been a sales director for Gulfstream for more than nine years.
Most recently, Rogers was a New Jersey-based Northeast sales director for Hawker Beechcraft. During more than 3 ½ years in that position, she marketed, sold and delivered more than 30 aircraft.
Rogers earned a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical studies from the University of North Dakota. She is a type-rated pilot on the 400XP and Beechcraft 1900, with more than 3,000 flight hours.
Indianapolis, IN-based Comlux Aviation Services LLC announces the retirement of Gordon Miller, program manager, whose last day was May 13, 2011 after 36 years of dedicated service.
Gordon started his aviation career in the U.S. Army as a helicopter mechanic and served his country in Viet Nam performing search, rescue and salvage operations. Upon his discharge from the Army, he attended and graduated from Spartan School of Aeronautics and went to work as an A&P mechanic at Capitol Airport in Springfield Illinois. In 1975 Gordon was hired by Comlux Aviation Services (formerly Combs Gates) in Indianapolis and started his extraordinary career in Hangar 5 maintaining Learjet’s. Gordon was instrumental in helping develop the facility, one of only two Learjet Factory Authorized Service Centers at the time, in to a cornerstone for the Great Lakes/Midwest and Eastern Learjet service area.
Over the past 36 years Gordon excelled in his aviation career as a technician, engine lead technician, supervisor and program manager as he transitioned from Combs Gates, AMR Combs, Bombardier Aerospace, Indianapolis Jet Center and finally Comlux Aviation Services.
“Gordon’s contribution of knowledge, time, and talent have been instrumental in the success here in Indianapolis and he will be greatly missed by his colleagues and peers as well as loyal customers who have learned to appreciate his quick wit and dedication.” said Tony Bailey, Vice President of Operations of Comlux Aviation Services. “He is a true professional whose legacy will live on with all of those he trained and cultivated over the years. Without a doubt, he has made a difference and we are honored to be a part of this legend’s retirement celebration.”