– Embraer’s expanding Executive Jets business unit has reinforced its executive team, garnering the expertise of three experienced executives, as of October 1, 2008, in the areas of Customer Support and Services, Marketing & Sales, and Contracts.
Embraer is investing over US$ 100 million dollars in Customer Support and Services for the Executive Jets division, building new Company-owned facilities, gathering renowned authorized service centers into its network, and developing pilot and ground crew training for Phenom customers, as well as a robust organization to provide premium support to customers. To lead the growth of this organization, the Company will count on the vision and wide-ranging experience of Edson Carlos Mallaco, as the new Vice President, Customer Support and Services, Executive Jets. Mallaco was formerly the head of the Company’s Aviation Services business unit and brings solid expertise in customer support. Since joining Embraer in 1984, he has been Program Manager of the EMB 120 Brasilia turboprop; Director of Technical Support; Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Embraer Aircraft Customer Services; and Vice President of Customer Support, Airline Market. Mallaco has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Pontifical Catholic University (PUC) of Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Maurício Aveiro, the former Vice President Customer Support, Executive Jets, is joining the Company’s Airline Market business unit.
Embraer has observed steady growth in the Asia Pacific business aviation market over the past few years. To enhance its presence in the region, the Company is expanding its sales organization and has appointed José Eduardo Costas as the new Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Asia Pacific, Executive Jets. Costas brings broad business development experience in both business aviation and the airline market, within Embraer. Since joining Embraer in 2000, he has been Senior Contracts Manager, Airline Market, Division for Europe, Africa and the Middle East, and Vice President, Contracts, Executive Jets. José Eduardo Costas is a Naval Engineer graduated from the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil, and has a Business Administration degree from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV), São Paulo, as well as a Masters degree in Business Administration from Fundação Dom Cabral, Minas Gerais.
To take over Costas’ responsibility of dealing with the growing demand on the Executive Jets business, through sales contract negotiation and administration, the Company has appointed Sérgio Frias as the new Vice President, Contracts, Executive Jets. Frias brings extensive experience in negotiating with Embraer’s suppliers and partners. Since joining Embraer in 1999, he has spent five years in the Supply Chain, Purchasing, and Supplier Management areas, and, most recently, has been developing his career in Customer Services. His experience will now come into play in strengthening the Executive Jets business unit. Frias has an Engineering degree from the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo (USP), and an International Executive MBA from the same university’s Administration Institute Foundation (Fundação Instituto de Administração – FIA).
Note to Editors
Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A. - NYSE: ERJ; Bovespa: EMBR3) is the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial jets up to 120 seats, and one of Brazil’s leading exporters. Embraer’s headquarters are located in São José dos Campos, São Paulo, and it has offices, industrial operations and customer service facilities in Brazil, the United States, France, Portugal, China and Singapore. Founded in 1969, the Company designs, develops, manufactures and sells aircraft for the Commercial Aviation, Executive Aviation, and Defense and Government segments. The Company also provides after sales support and services to customers worldwide. On June 30, 2008, Embraer had a workforce of 23,855 employees and a firm order backlog of US$ 20.7 billion.
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