São José dos Campos, Brazil, January 29, 2014
– Embraer Executive Jets announced today the addition of two seasoned business aviation executives to its regional sales teams. Peter Griffith is appointed as Vice President Sales & Marketing, Europe and Africa to lead sales efforts in the region, replacing Colin Steven, who is leaving the Company to pursue other opportunities in business aviation.
Embraer Executive Jets also named Peter Walker as Vice President Sales & Marketing, Middle-East and Asia-Pacific, the position previously held by José Eduardo Costas since 2008, who will return to the Company’s headquarters in Brazil to take on a broader role as Vice President Market Intelligence, Embraer Executive Jets.
“I’m pleased to welcome Mr. Griffith and Mr. Walker, who bring unique business aviation knowledge and experience to lead their sales teams, and to strengthen our presence in their regions,” said Marco Túlio Pellegrini, President and CEO, Embraer Executive Jets. “I also extend my gratitude to Mr. Steven and to Mr. Costas for their instrumental roles in building Embraer Executive Jets’ presence in their respective markets, and for leading these seamless transitions.”
Griffith brings a wealth of experience to his new role, having held senior management positions with other major aircraft manufacturers.
Associated with the aviation industry since 1985, as a pilot and owner of corporate aircraft, Walker held senior management positions with various commercial and business aviation companies.
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