São José dos Campos, November 10, 2005
– Embraer Executive Jets today announced it has further strengthened this business unit as it reaffirms its commitment to supporting its product portfolio expansion with a top-notch sales and customer support team.
Under the leadership of Vice-President Luís Carlos Affonso, Embraer kicked off a restructuring of this organization in March, when he was appointed to head Embraer Executive Jets. With responsibilities ranging from business and product strategies to program management, contracts, sales and customer service, Affonso has a mandate to provide integrated solutions to support the Legacy 600 and Embraer’s new Phenom 100 very light jet and Phenom 300 light jet.
A global dedicated services and customer support organization is being led by Vice- President Maurício Aveiro. Based in the United States, Scott Kalister is supporting the North American customer base as Vice-President, Executive Aviation Customer Support in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean, and reports to Aveiro.
In Brazil, Marco Túlio Pellegrini, Hermann Ponte e Silva and José Eduardo Costas were appointed Vice-Presidents for Market Intelligence, Programs–Executive Aviation and Contracts, respectively. All report to Luís Carlos Affonso, as does Aveiro.
Simultaneously, Ernest Edwards was named Vice-President, Executive Aviation Marketing and Sales for the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean, reporting to Affonso.
Over the last 36 years, Embraer designed, manufactured and supported products recognized and accepted worldwide.
On the business aviation side, Embraer’s industrial credentials and the Legacy 600 heritage will prove decisive for continued success in detecting and responding to market needs with revolutionary products, services and world-class customer support.
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. Note to Editors
Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A. - NYSE: ERJ; Bovespa: EMBR3 and EMBR4) is the world’s leading manufacturer of Commercial jets up to 110 seats with 36 years of experience in designing, developing, manufacturing, selling and providing after sales support to aircraft for the global Airline, Defense and Business jet markets. With headquarters in São José dos Campos, state of São Paulo, the Company has offices and customer service bases in the United States, France, Portugal, China and Singapore. Embraer is among Brazil’s leading exporting companies. As of September 30, 2005, Embraer had a total workforce of 17,046 people, and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 10.4 billion.This document may contain projections, statements and estimates regarding circumstances or events yet to take place. Those projections and estimates are based largely on current expectations, forecasts on future events and financial tendencies that affect the Company’s businesses. Those estimates are subject to risks, uncertainties and suppositions that include, among others: general economic, political and trade conditions in Brazil and in those markets where the Company does business; expectations on industry trends; the Company’s investment plans; its capacity to develop and deliver products on the dates previously agreed upon, and existing and future governmental regulations. The words “believe”, “may”, “is able”, “will be able”, “intend”, “continue”, “anticipate”, “expect” and other similar terms are supposed to identify potentialities. The Company does not feel compelled to publish updates nor to revise any estimates due to new information, future events or any other facts. In view of the inherent risks and uncertainties, such estimates, events and circumstances may not take place. The actual results can therefore differ substantially from those previously published as Company expectations.