São José dos Campos, May 2, 2006
– Embraer today announced that it has fully completed the implementation of its Europe, Middle East & Africa sales team. This is in line with the Company’s continued commitment to supporting its product portfolio expansion with a top-notch sales and customer support team.
Since March 2005, under the leadership of Luís Carlos Affonso, Senior Vice-President, Executive Jets, Embraer has been restructuring its Executive Jets organization. The appointment of Colin Steven as Vice-President, Marketing and Sales – Europe, Africa and Middle East later in the year has strengthened the team. A new structure for that region has now been sectored geographically and, in some areas, Regional Sales Directors are dedicated to specific products, as follows:
- Simon Burrows
for Northern Europe;
- Robert Posselt
, Phenom 100 and Phenom 300, for Central Europe;
- Neil Patton
for Central and Eastern Europe;
- Lynton Van Aswegen
- Tony Fitzpatrick
for the Middle East;
- Nikolay Goloviznin
The regional assignments of the sales organization is viewable on Embraer’s website at www.embraerexecutivejets.comNote 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, Executive, Defense and Government 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 March 31, 2006, Embraer had a total workforce of 17,144 people, and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 10.4 billion.
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