Melbourne, Florida, August 14, 2017 - Embraer announced today that Stephen Friedrich has been appointed Chief Commercial Officer for the Company’s executive aviation business unit, effective immediately. Reporting to Michael Amalfitano, President & CEO of Embraer Executive Jets, Friedrich is responsible for the direct management of the global sales organization for new and pre-flown aircraft as well as the oversight of relationships with customers and industry collaborators.
“Stephen brings a wealth of experience in sales, marketing, finance, customer support and services, and aftermarket programs from over 30 years in the leasing and aerospace sectors,” said Amalfitano. “With our strategic shift to focus on value, his dynamic leadership will strengthen our global sales team and challenge us to create more comprehensive solutions for our customers to outperform.”
Previously serving as Vice President for Sales and Marketing at Rolls-Royce Civil Aerospace, Friedrich was responsible for leading a global sales team and the marketing activities for business aviation as well as forecasting and pricing of services. Since joining Rolls-Royce in 2001, he also served in the aviation finance group. Prior to Rolls-Royce, Friedrich held leadership roles in banking and aviation finance.
“This is an exciting time to join Embraer Executive Jets as it prioritizes the value of its portfolio,” said Friedrich. “Embraer’s revolutionary jets have set new standards in comfort, performance and reliability, delivering outstanding value to customers.”
The appointment of Friedrich to the role of Chief Commercial Officer reflects the Company’s vision and commitment to deliver innovative products and service solutions with superior value to customers in the business aviation market.
About Embraer Executive Jets
Embraer is one of the world’s leading executive jet manufacturers, having entered the business aviation market in 2000 with the Legacy jet, which led to the launch of Embraer Executive Jets in 2005. Its portfolio, the broadest in the market, consists of the entry-level Phenom 100 and the light Phenom 300 jet, the midsize Legacy 500 midsize and mid-light Legacy 450, the large Legacy 650E, and the ultra-large Lineage 1000E. Embraer Executive Jets’ global fleet exceeds 1,100 aircraft, which are in operation in more than 70 countries and are supported by the Company’s global Customer Support and Services network of over 70 owned and authorized service centers, complemented by a 24/7 Contact Center, at its headquarters, in Brazil.
Embraer is a global company headquartered in Brazil with businesses in commercial and executive aviation, defense & security. The company designs, develops, manufactures and markets aircraft and systems, providing customer support and services.
Since it was founded in 1969, Embraer has delivered more than 8,000 aircraft. About every 10 seconds an aircraft manufactured by Embraer takes off somewhere in the world, transporting over 145 million passengers a year.
Embraer is the leading manufacturer of commercial jets up to 130 seats. The company maintains industrial units, offices, service and parts distribution centers, among other activities, across the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe.
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