Lee Anne Tait becomes vice president of quality at Gulfstream


Gulfstream has appointed Lee Anne Tait as vice president of quality. Tait is responsible for overseeing the quality and continuous improvement efforts at all Gulfstream manufacturing and product support facilities. She reports to Mark Burns, president of Gulfstream Product Support, and Dennis Stuligross, senior vice president of operations at Gulfstream.

Tait brings more than 30 years of experience, having begun her aerospace and defense career in 1983 as a member of the quality group at McDonnell Douglas. Before joining Gulfstream, she served as the vice president of quality and mission assurance at Aerojet Rocketdyne, where she managed more than 560 people across 14 operational sites. She has served in similar roles at other defense and aerospace companies, including Lockheed Martin and Bell Helicopter.

“Lee’s continuous improvement focus and commitment to quality align with Gulfstream’s vision of creating and delivering the world’s finest aviation experience,” said Stuligross. “Her extensive experience in ensuring excellence throughout the design, development, manufacturing, supply and support process will be beneficial to Gulfstream and our customers.”

Tait earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Brandeis University in Boston, Massachusetts; a juris doctor degree from King Hall School of Law at the University of California in Davis, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida. She will be based in Savannah, Georgia.

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