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General Dynamics names new president of Jet Aviation

9 December 2013

General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) reported that Robert E. Smith has been appointed as president of Jet Aviation, a wholly owned subsidiary, reporting to Joseph T. Lombardo, executive vice president of the company´s aerospace group.

Smith succeeds Daniel G. Clare, who has been appointed chief financial officer of Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., also a subsidiary. The appointments are effective January 1, 2014.

Smith has been the vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) of Jet Aviation, headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, since July 2012, responsible for oversight of all financial functions. Previously he was vice president and CFO of General Dynamics NASSCO, a San Diego-based shipbuilding, maintenance and repair company. Smith joined General Dynamics at its Electric Boat subsidiary in 1989.

Clare has been president of Jet Aviation since July 2011, responsible for oversight of the company´s business aviation services operations worldwide.

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies. More information about General Dynamics is available online at


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