Jim Scooler Director, Aerodynamics Gulfstream Aerospace


Jim Scooler
Jim Scooler is the director of Aerodynamics at Gulfstream Aerospace Company which develops the most technically advanced and arguably the most beautiful business jets in the world.

Jim has 30 years of experience in commercial aviation in the fields of aerodynamics and the flight sciences. He began his career at Boeing in Seattle, WA, working in new product development and certification of the 777 family of airplanes and the Boeing 787, a game-changer in commercial airline efficiency.

He joined Gulfstream 11 years ago to help develop the G650 and, most recently, the G500/G600 in Gulfstream’s first-ever concurrent airplane development effort.

He has a BS in Aerospace Engineering from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from University of Washington, with an emphasis in marketing of innovation and technology. 

He enjoys mentoring young leaders at Gulfstream with high potential and leads the effort to engage its talented and motivated engineering workforce to build a track record of excellence and innovation.

He and his wife Kiersten currently reside outside of Savannah, GA with one daughter still in high school and two other daughters in college and beyond.