Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. recently named Matthew Murphy regional vice president of Sales for Mexico and Central America. He reports to Fabio Rebello, regional senior vice president, International Sales, Florida and Latin America.
Murphy is responsible for aircraft sales to new and existing customers in Mexico and Central America. He will work alongside Russell Laughead, regional vice president of Sales for Latin America, until Laughead’s planned retirement at the end of this year. Murphy will be based in Mexico.
Prior to joining Gulfstream, Murphy spent 12 years at Textron Aviation, where he served as director of regional Sales for Latin America. He was responsible for aircraft sales in nine countries during his tenure and managed the company’s authorized sales representative network throughout the region.
Murphy’s aviation career began in 2004 at Cessna Aircraft Company, followed by Cessna Finance Corp., where he was the director of worldwide sales for Africa and the Caribbean. He also worked at Africair Inc. as a regional sales manager and was responsible for pursuing aircraft sales opportunities in the Caribbean.
Murphy earned a Master of Business Administration from Wichita State University and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kansas in Lawrence. He holds a commercial pilot license with multi-engine and instrument ratings. He is fluent in English and Spanish.
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