Gilbert joined EFW in 1992. After several assignments at Airbus he was part of the team transferring the freighter conversion business from Airbus in Hamburg to EFW in Dresden in 1995. In 2000 he took over the role of the Program Manager for the launch of the A310-300 conversions. He held several management positions in Project Management, Procurement & Logistics and Production & Planning. Just after the EFW team having delivered the 2 Prototype conversions of the A330-300 and -200 right in time, Gilbert became part of the sales team again in 2018, now heading the P2F Sales.