Gulfstream launches scholarship to tackle skills shortage


Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation has established the Dan D. Nale Engineering Scholarship Endowment Fund for students who are pursuing degrees in civil, mechanical, electrical or aerospace engineering.

Nale began his Gulfstream career as a structural analysis engineer in 1984 and held positions of increasing responsibility in the company’s engineering organization. He was appointed senior vice president in 2013. During his tenure at Gulfstream, Nale worked on the Gulfstream GIV and GV programs, mid cabin programs, including the Gulfstream G280, and the development and entry into service of the Gulfstream G500 and Gulfstream G600.

Nale retired as Gulfstream’s senior vice president of programs, engineering and test in April after more than 30 years with the company. He now works as an engineering professor at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina.

The scholarship is open to dependents of Gulfstream employees who are pursuing a Bachelor of Science in engineering.

Mark Burns, president at Gulfstream, said, “We are grateful to Dan for his generosity and support of our industry’s future workforce. During his career here, Dan made a significant contribution to Gulfstream’s legacy of innovation, and now that impact is even stronger thanks to this scholarship endowment.”

Nale, who earned a doctorate in engineering from the University of South Carolina, added, “Education has long been a priority for me and my family. I am honored to work with Gulfstream to help future generations of engineers get the education they need to be successful in this industry.”

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