Derek ZimmermanPresident, Gulfstream Product Support
Derek Zimmerman, President, Gulfstream Product Support
Derek Zimmerman was named president of Product Support in July 2015. As such, he is responsible for the company's worldwide service and customer support network, the most extensive in business aviation. The network covers six continents and includes company-owned service centers; third-party authorized service facilities; a parts distribution network; field service, technical service and service engineering personnel; and an electrical and electronic parts overhaul business.
Zimmerman joined Gulfstream in 2011 as vice president of Product Support Materials, where he oversaw parts distribution and the materials supply chain. In 2014, he was named vice president of Customer Support, directing a group that comprises Material Services, Publications, the Computerized Maintenance Program, Customer Relations, Field Service and Technical Operations.
Prior to joining Gulfstream, Zimmerman was vice president of Supply Chain and Aftermarket Development at Piper Aircraft in Vero Beach, Florida.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in international operations from the University of Minnesota and a master’s degree in business administration from Auburn University.