Dan NaleSenior Vice President, Programs, Engineering and Test
Dan Nale, Ph.D, was named the senior vice president of Programs, Engineering and Test in 2013. In this role, Dan Nale is responsible for New Programs, Entry into Service, Flight Operations, Research and Development, Engineering, and Flight, Lab and Structural Test.
Nale began his Gulfstream career in 1985 as a structural analysis engineer and has held positions with increasing responsibility in the company’s engineering organization on the GIV and GV Programs, including vice president of Engineering in 1996. In 2003, Nale was appointed vice president of the Mid-Sized Cabin Programs, responsible for the G100, G150, G200 and G280 aircraft. In 2010, Nale was appointed vice president of Advanced Aircraft Programs, responsible for the design of the next generation Gulfstream aircraft.
Before joining Gulfstream, Nale worked as a stress engineer on the Space Shuttle Wing Program at Grumman Aerospace Corporation, Bethpage, New York.
Nale earned a bachelor’s of science degree in civil engineering from The Citadel and holds both a master’s and a doctorate in engineering from the University of South Carolina, and a master’s of business administration from Mercer University. He also holds a single-engine private pilot license.
Nale is a Georgia-registered professional engineer (P.E.) and has served as a Federal Aviation Administration Designated Engineering Representative (DER). He has served as a member of advisory boards for Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of South Carolina, Georgia Southern University, Mercer University and The Citadel. Additionally, he has served on the Aerospace Industries Association Executive Committee, the Savannah Business Education Technology Association (BETA), and the Intellectual Capital Partnership Program (ICAPP). Nale has been a member of the Gulfstream Management Association, and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Nale also served on the advisory board for Habitat for Humanity.